The Vision of Parkerville Children and Youth Care
On the 1st March 2011, the Honorable Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia officially opened the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre in Armadale. The opening was a celebration of innovation and success for Parkerville Children and Youth Care, local agencies and government partners who began in 2007 to design, develop and implement this new service for children and young people who have been harmed.
The George Jones Child Advocacy Centre enables services traditionally only provided in the city to be provided in the community of Armadale for children and young people in surrounding suburbs.
The child friendly facility is a place of hope for children and young people who have been abused, bringing together child abuse professionals who support the needs of child victims and their families.
This Child Advocacy Centre is an easily accessible visible service in the community, promoting the importance of child safety and wellbeing. The Child Advocacy Centre runs community activities and programmes and supports professionals in their work, facilitating ongoing learning for those who work with children.
George Jones Child Advocacy Centre Purpose Statement
Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse
- Uniting people and partners to strengthen our community’s response to the safety, treatment and Wellbeing of children who have experienced abuse.
- Working together to meet the needs of each child and family with compassion, understanding and skill.
What is a Child Advocacy Centre?
A Child Advocacy Centre is a place where professionals from different agencies including doctors, police, child protection workers, psychologists, and child and family advocates form a multi-disciplinary team to provide services to care for all the needs of a child or young person who has been abused, and their family.
The services are easily accessible, delivered in a child friendly environment and families can access services for as long as they need them.
For more information on the Centre’s programmes and services please visit the George Jones Child Advocacy Centre section.
(08) 9391 1900
2 Wungong Road (Cnr of Church Ave)
Armadale WA 6112