Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia’s most significant social problems. The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) says tens of thousands of children are abused or neglected each year. Now, on the eve of Child Protection Week (6-12 September), it has amped-up its request for the community to help put a stop to it.
Michelle McEntyre has strong aspirations to facilitate human connections that place children’s wellbeing at the fore. And now, as the lead facilitator of the Office of Safeguarding’s (OoSG) newest service, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), she has an opportunity to do just that.
Researchers at Monash University in Victoria recently launched Australia’s largest study into play-based education, aimed at inspiring teachers and parents to develop the next generation of thinkers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).