Community Links

  • National Quality Framework

    ACECQA – National Quality Framework
    Website: http://www.acecqa.gov.au/national-quality-framework/national-law-and-regulations | http://www.acecqa.gov.au/families

     

    NSW Government Family and Community Services

    NSW Government - Family and Community Services
    Website: www.community.nsw.gov.au

    NSW Government - Family Assistance
    Website: www.familyassist.gov.au

    NSW Department of Health
    Website: www.health.nsw.gov.au

    NSW Public Schools
    Website: www.schools.nsw.edu.au

    Austprem
    Information and support for parents and carers of prematurely born babies and children.
    Website: www.austprem.org.au

    SIDS and Kids On-Line
    Safe Sleeping is an evidence based health promotion campaign developed for health professionals, childcare workers, parents and anyone who cares for babies to inform them about the evidence around SIDS risk reduction and sleep accidents.
    Website: www.rednose.com.au

    Kids Count
    This website explores parenting issues through the eyes of parents and children.
    Website: www.kidscount.com.au

    Family Relationships Online
    An Australian Government initiative providing information on relationships, family, love and life, including parenting information.
    Website: www.familyrelationships.gov.au

    Better Health Channel
    A Victorian government website for information and advice to parents on a range of issues whether your child is a baby, toddler, preschooler, going to school or a teenager.
    Tips and  healthy recipes for babies, toddlers, children and teenagers.
    Information and treatment referral for common sleep disorders.
    Website: www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

    Families NSW
    This website provides parents and carers with information on a wide variety of services for families in NSW, and how families can access them, region by region.
    Website: www.families.nsw.gov.au

    NSW Parenting
    A NSW government website that provides practical tips, information and resources and includes a parenting services directory.
    Website: www.parenting.nsw.gov.au

    Family Services Australia
    A directory of Family Support Services from a network of organisations, carers, consumers and communities, involved in policy and research.
    Website: www.frsa.org.au

    Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre
    Comprehensive resource for family violence and sexual abuse including national service directory.
    Website: www.dvirc.org.au

    Domestic Violence Support NSW
    Website: www.domesticviolence.nsw.gov.au

    Relationships Australia
    Provides resources to couples, individuals and families to help enhance and support relationships.
    Website: www.relationships.com.au

    Post and Antenatal Depression Association
    Provide confidential information, support and referral to anyone affected by post and antenatal mood disorders, including partners and extended family members.
    Website: www.panda.org.au

    NSW Adoption Department of Community Services
    Information for birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees.
    Website: www.community.nsw.gov.au

    National Disability Insurance Scheme -NDIS
    Supporting people with a disability in Australia.
    Website:  www.ndis.gov.au

    ASPECT -Autism Association
    Contact details for the Australian Autism Associations. These associations can provide information and support for parents and carers raising a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
    Website: www.aspect.org.au

    Early Childhood Intervention Australia
    An organisation of professionals and parents involved in promoting the interests of young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.
    Website: www.ecia.org.au

    Young Carers Website
    A resource, focused on carers up to 25 years, providing information, support and contacts, as well as links to services available in States and Territories. Website:  www.youngcarers.net.au

    Centrelink Disability and Carer Payment Factsheets
    The Financial Information Service produces a range of factsheets with detailed information about specific financial issues and savings planners which assist you to budget for savings.
    Centrelink payment and entitlement information for disability and carer allowances.
    Website:  www.centrelink.gov.au

    Siblings Australia
    Aims to develop and co-ordinate services for families, and in particular, brothers and sisters of children with special needs (disability or chronic illness).
    Website:  www.siblingsaustralia.org.au

    Healthy Start
    Healthy Start is an Australia-wide initiative to support parents with learning difficulties and promote a healthy start to life for their young children.
    Website: www.healthystart.net.au

    Nican
    Nican provides information on recreation, tourism, sport and the arts for people with disabilities.
    Website: www.nican.com.au

    Fragile X Association
    Information about Fragile X syndrome, behavioural and educational aspects and support.
    Website:  www.fragilex.org.au

    Asthma Foundation
    Information and support for parents and carers in relation to asthma.
    Website: www.asthmafoundation.org.au

    Australian Government Department of Health
    Current information regarding childhood immunisation and the current immunisation schedule.
    Website: www.immunise.health.gov.au

    Staying Healthy in Childcare
    Helpful factsheets and information regarding common childhood illnesses.
    Website: www.nhmrc.gov.au/_files_nhmrc/publications/attachments/ch55_staying_healthy_childcare_5th_edition_0.pdf

    Australian Association for the Welfare of Child Health
    Services, resources and information relating to families emotional and social needs and the health care system. Includes directory for paediatric support groups and other resources to assist children and their families.
    Website: www.awch.org.au

    ABC Health Matters – Consumer Guides
    Consumer guides on many aspects of the health system including finding a GP, saving on medicines, links to help find patient support groups, and much more.
    Website: http://www.abc.net.au/health/healthyliving/healthconsumer/

    Health Insite
    A wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on a range of health topics.
    Website: www.healthinsite.gov.au

    Immunise Australia
    Information on childhood immunisation.
    Website: www.immunise.health.gov.au

    Anaphylaxis Australia
    Information and support for those affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
    Website: www.allergyfacts.org.au

    Australian Guide to Healthy Eating
    A national healthy food guide for Australia.
    Website: www.health.gov.au

    The Australian Nutrition Foundation
    Promoting optimal health for all Australians by encouraging food variety and physical activity.
    Website: www.nutritionaustralia.org

    Child and Youth Health – Children’s, Youth and Women’s Health Service
    Comprehensive information on breastfeeding, bottle feeding, starting solids and the nutritional value of healthy eating.
    Provides a range of topics on parent’s rights and legal issues for children, young people and families.
    Topics and information on managing your finances.
    Website: www.cyh.com.au

    Get up & Grow
    Australian Government health initiative, Nutrition and healthy eating information for families and carers.
    Website: www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/phd-gug-child-familybook

    Eat well, Get Active
    NSW Government and Heart Foundation provide information in relation to healthy lifestyle habits, activities and factsheets for families.
    Website: www.healthykids.nsw.gov.au

    Tresillian Family Care
    Australia’s largest child and family health organisation providing expert parenting advice to families during the early years.
    Website: www.tresillian.net

     

    Mental Health

    SANE Australia
    Guidebooks, videos and fact sheets on mental illnesses and medication, as well as research reports, referral and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families.
    Website: www.sane.org

    Mental Health Foundation of Australia (Victoria)
    Involved in mental health promotion and education. Provides fact sheets about mental illness, emergency contacts, referral and support.
    Website: www.mentalhealthvic.org.au

    Beyond Blue
    A national initiative focusing on depression. Provides information and referral, including emergency contacts and contacts for bereaved parents and siblings.
    Website: www.beyondblue.org.au

    Black Dog Institute
    Dedicated to improving understanding, diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder. Includes professional support and services for clinicians.
    Website: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au

    Multicultural Mental Health Australia
    Mental health resources, services and translated information in over 40 languages. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
    Website: www.mmha.org.au

    Children of Parents with a Mental Illness (COPMI)
    A site dedicated to promoting better mental health outcomes for children of parents with a mental illness, with resources for professionals working with these children and resources for family members. Funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.
    Website: www.copmi.net.au

     

    Kids, Traffic and Safety

    Kids and Traffic
    The Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program. This program Is part of the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority's (RTA) Youth, Community and Education Program and a partnership between the RTA and Macquarie University.
    Website: www.kidsandtraffic.mq.edu.au

    NRMA
    Road safety and education centre
    Website: www.mynrma.com.au/about/education/children.htm

    Kidsafe
    Information and resources to help prevent childhood injury.
    Website: www.kidsafensw.org

    NSW Fire & Rescue
    Website: www.fire.nsw.gov.au

    Farm Safe Australia Inc
    Information and resources to protect the health and safety of farmers, family members, workers and visitors to farms.
    Website: www.farmsafe.org.au

    Keep Watch
    Information on water safety and resuscitation.
    Website: www.keepwatch.com.au

    Kids Alive Water Safety and Drowning prevention
    Website: www.kidsalive.com.au

    St John Ambulance
    Information on handling emergencies and practical life-saving skills.
    Website: www.stjohn.org.au

    Sun Smart
    Sun protection policies and practices for local government, schools and early childhood services, workplaces and sporting groups.
    Website: www.sunsmart.com.au

    Cybersmart Kids – The Australian Government
    Advice on safe internet use to Australian parents and children.
    Website: www.cybersmart.org

    Australian Council on Children and the Media
    Up-to-date information about media and children.
    Website: www.childrenandmedia.org.au

     

    Child Wellbeing

    Child Abuse Prevention Service Inc
    Support for parents and promotion of environments for children that encourage security, happiness and self worth.
    Website: www.childabuseprevention.com.au

    Barnardos Caring for Australia’s Children
    Services involved in delivering parent education to families experiencing difficulties in raising their children and where children are at risk of abuse or neglect.
    Website: www.bernardos.org.au

    Australian Childhood Foundation
    Information and programs to give children a childhood free from abuse, family violence and neglect.
    Website: www.childhood.org.au

    Office of Children’s Guardian
    Website: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

    NSW Ombudsman – Child Protection
    Website: www.ombo.nsw.gov.au

    NAPCAN -Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
    Website: www.napcan.org.au

    Family Court of Australia
    Provides a step by step guide to the proceedings in the Family Court.
    Website: www.familycourt.gov.au

    Law Council of Australia
    Information about different areas of Family Law including children and parenting, marriage and separation, and property dispute. Provides assistance finding a family lawyer or arbitrator.
    Website: www.lawcouncil.asn.au

    Commonwealth Financial Counselling Program (CFCP)
    Information about how financial counselling services may help and how to access services.
    Website: www.dss.gov.au

    Child Support Agency
    Administers the Child Support Scheme and helps separated parents manage the responsibility of financial support for their children.
    Website: www.csa.gov.au

    Australian Securities & Investments Commission
    Tips for managing your money from an independent, reputable source.
    Website: www.moneysmart.gov.au

    Medicare Australia
    Information about services and assistance schemes including special assistance, compensation, pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS), private health insurance rebates and more. Information translated into languages other than English available.
    Website: www.medicareaustralia.gov.au

    Australian Job Search
    One of Australia’s largest online job boards allowing you to search for job vacancies across Australia. Job Search has an ongoing commitment to assisting people into employment and is provided by the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations. Whether you are looking for a job, a career change or a volunteering opportunity then Job Search can help.
    Website: www.jobsearch.gov.au

    Australian Government Employment Programmes
    Detailed information about employment and workplace programmes and services funded by the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.
    Website: www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/jobs-and-workplace

     

    Sustainability

    Reverse Garbage
    Reverse Garbage is a creative re use centre reducing waste and changing the way we look at resources.
    Website: www.reversegarbage.org.au

    Keep Australia Beautiful
    Website: www.kab.org.au

     

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