Published in the West Australian on the 19th of December 2016 The recent focus of The West Australian on vulnerable and neglected children, raises challenging questions about how modern, affluent 21st century Australian society can tolerate a life for other people’s children that we would never tolerate for our own. It comes too, when a […]
At the end of 2015, Parkerville Children and Youth Care approached the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF) to gather more information on their Safeguarding Children programme and how to become a child safe accredited organisation. The seven “Safeguarding Children Standards” outline the various ways in which an organisation could practice in order to minimise the risk posed to children receiving services. Parkerville’s CE Basil Hanna said that “There are many benefits in achieving accreditation from an external body and if this could reassure families that we as an organisation have taken every step possible to keep their children safe, it would [...]
A huge thank you all for helping out at the Gwynne Park Primary School Fete. Filled with numerous stalls, live singing and dancing, bouncy castles, farm, police, ambulance and fire truck and many yummy treats to eat; the day brought close to 1000 families for the day. The fete was to help raise funds for […]
The Valuing Children Initiative Benchmark Survey: 2016 (the Survey) has found that 80% of Australians are concerned about the health and happiness of future generations of Australian children. ‘Childhood obesity and mental health were highlighted as being particular issues of concern,’ Linda Savage, the Convenor of the Valuing Children Initiative said. ‘In Australia today approximately one in four children are overweight, or obese, and as a result for the first time children in affluent countries like Australia, are predicted to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, because of the chronic diseases that result.’ ‘In 2013-2014 almost one in seven, [...]
Lisa McAneny – Children’s Youth and Family Agencies Association Award On the 8 September 2016 our very own Child Advocate Lisa McAneny won Ongoing Commitment Award at the Children’s Youth and Family Agencies Association Award Ceremony. In navigating the previous divides among agencies, Lisa has become known as a skilled social worker. Her engaging demeanour […]
National Child Protection Week 2016 We can all play a part in making child abuse history. In WA alone 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will suffer trauma from abuse. Find out how to identify abuse here: https://parkerville.org.au/child-abuse/
We are proud to announce that for the first time in its 12 year history The Parkerville Children and Youth Care Charity Lunch is officially Sold Out. A special thank you must be given to our key sponsor and long-time supporter Mrs. Gina Rinehart through the Georgina Hope Foundation.