Sites, resources, references, other organisations

ACT for Kids 
Promotes safe and happy childhoods

Adults Surviving Child Abuse
Education and advocacy for healing and personal growth for survivors of abuse

The Ardoch Youth Foundation
Links schools, corporate organisations and communities, generating resources to support and facilitate projects that assist young people and their families.

Association of Children's Welfare Agencies
Peak body for welfare agencies working with children

Australian Association of Social Workers

Australian Childhood Foundation
Peak advocacy organisation for young children, established 1938

Australian Clearing House for Youth Studies
Online library of reports and research, see especially

Australian Foster Care Association
Supports and represents the voices of foster carers, their families and the children they care for.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (a Federal Government body) 
Publishes a series of Child Welfare reports including annual Child Protection summary.

AWCH Association For The Wellbeing Of Children
In Healthcare National organisation advocating for the needs of children and families within the health care system

Brave Hearts
Aims to forge a 'movement for change' in how paedophilia is dealt with by the criminal justice sector, government and the community at large and to provide survivors with a voice.

Child Abuse Prevention Network (USA)

Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia Inc 
CAFWAA Promotes the welfare of children and young people in out-of-home care and those at risk of placement, together with their families; has online library of child protection material

Child Wise
Works to prevent, protect and reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children in Australia and overseas. CHILD WISE is the Australian representative of ECPAT International which is a global campaign to end commercial sexual exploitation of children.

The Coalition of Organisations
Downloads CoalitionOverview.pdf 
Committed to the Safety and Wellbeing of Australia's Children Peak body

Create Foundation 
Connects and empowers children and young people in care and improves the care system through activities, programs, training and policy advice.

CYFAA Children Youth and Families Agencies Association (WA)
Associated with Child and Family Welfare Associations in SA and Tas

Families Australia
Families Australia is Australia's independent, peak, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting the needs and interests of families. Includes campaigns

The Fatherhood Project 
Promotes the role of fathers in creating a society that is more humane and equitable for children.

Family Inclusion Network of Western Australia Inc
Services for natural parents in crisis following the removal of their child/ren. Parents at risk of losing their children, grandparents and other affected family members can also access the service

Australian Government Department of Social Services (DSS)
Covers Federal Government social policies

Good Beginnings
Services for families including those who are isolated, suffering from post-natal depression, experiencing difficulties which may disadvantage their children or seeking to improve their parenting skills

It's all right
Information and referral for teenagers in families affected by mental illness, using the fictional blogs of four young friends

Kidsafe is a national organisation which aims to reduce the number of children being killed or maimed from injuries.

Meerilinga Young Children's Foundation Inc
Promotes positive childhoods. Offers parenting support

Mensline is the national telephone counseling service for men, supports men who are dealing with family and relationship concerns.

NAPCAN The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
National independent advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Safeguarding Children
Assists organisations set and maintain standards, policies and procedures to protect children and young people in their care from abuse or neglect

SNAICC Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
Peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
Download UN_Convention_Rights_of_Child.pdf

WACOSS Western Australian Council of Social Services Inc
Peak body for non-government community services sector in WA