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Telethon 2014 and Parkerville Children and Youth Care

Parkerville Children and Youth Care is fortunate to be counted as one of Telethon’s beneficiaries and this year we had the opportunity to be involved in the Telethon Beneficiaries Expo over the Telethon weekend (October 25-26) at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. As a beneficiary we also had the opportunity to produce a short […]

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Child and Parent Centres officially opened

On September 26th 2014, the long awaited opening of the Child and Parent Centre Challis became a reality. Officially opened by the Honourable Minister for Education Peter Collier, the celebrations brought together a number of dignitaries including the Director General of Education Ms Sharyn O’Neil, Mayor of Armadale Henry Zelones, Commissioner for Children and Young […]

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Protective Behaviours conference brings experts to Perth

Last week was National Child Protection Week so it was only fitting that it was ushered in by the 2014 National Protective Behaviours conference which was held September 4 and 5 at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle. The conference brought together professionals working in the child welfare sector from across Australia with local and international guest […]

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Corporate partnership recognised at Child Safety Awards

The long-standing partnership between Parkerville Children and Youth Care and IT services firm, Datacom was recognised on Saturday, 2 August at the 2014 Constable Care Child Safety Awards. Datacom was awarded the 2014 Corporate Partnership Award for their continued support of Parkerville through events, programme support, volunteering and both financial and in-kind donations over the […]

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Leading child protection expert interviewed on 7.30 Report

Dr Leah Bromfield was interviewed on the ABC’s 7.30 Report (SA) last Friday following allegations that a residential care worker abused 7 children in his care. Dr Bromfield argues that there can be no guarantee for pre-selection checks and that the issue is much broader. Watch the interview Dr. Leah Bromfield is Deputy Director of […]

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2014 Child Safety Awards finalists announced

Parkerville Children and Youth Care has been named a finalist for two categories in the 2014 WA Constable Care Child Safety Awards. School Based Support Services (SBSS), a programme that strives to support families, increase the resilience of children and strengthen links between schools and their local communities, has been recognised in the Child Safety […]

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Radio interviews

Parkerville Children and Youth Care Chief Executive, Basil Hanna, discusses the issue of child abuse with some of Perth’s top radio personalities Click on one of the radio interviews below to listen to the audio. Basil Hanna on 720 Mornings Duration: 13.45 Basil Hanna on 720 Mornings With Howard Sattler on 6PR With The Bunch […]

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National Families Week 2014 – May 15-21

National Families Week 2014 will be held from Thursday 15 May to Wednesday 21 May 2014 (coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Families on 15 May). The aim of National Families Week 2014 – the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family – is to celebrate the vital role that families […]

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ABC uncovers gangs targeting children in state care

An ABC investigation has found organised gangs of men in Victoria are sexually exploiting children in out-of-home care and enticing them into trading sex for money, drugs and alcohol. Read the full article here – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-11/criminal-gangs-enticing-children-in-state-care-into-prostitution/5313632 

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Seen and Heard urban art project

Seen and Heard CREW members recently created an urban art mural on the water tank on the grounds of the Swan View Youth Centre. The project was made possible thanks to $9,000 worth of grants and sponsorship from The Department of Culture and the Arts and the Shire of Mundaring. Lawrence Halden, a professional Urban […]

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