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PUBLICATIONS

Child Wise have a variety of free educational materials  available. We encourage you to download and share our publications with others and ask your local school, community centre or children’s organisations if they could distribute these to parents and carers.  

 

 

A Parent's Guide to Talking to Children about Safety

This booklet has been specifically written for parents and caregivers to assist you in talking to children about personal safety. As the primary protectors of children, parents and carers play an integral role in keeping children safe from harm. In order to prevent children from becoming victims of abuse, it’s important that they are armed with the knowledge and skills to identify

unsafe situations and to speak up if they ever have concerns.

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A Parent's Guide to Choosing Child Safe Organisations

Child Wise has written this booklet specifically for parents and caregivers to assist you to make informed decisions by asking relevant questions to establish how “child safe” the organisation, program or club is. The Choose With Care® strategies are outlined and a series of questions are listed for your consideration. These questions have been formulated after extensive work with organisations and consultation with parents about the things they wish to know.  Download 

 

 

 

 

Speak Up - Understanding child abuse and your response

This booklet provides parents, carers and professionals who work with children, information about the indicators of abuse and the impacts it has on children. The booklet highlights the importance of preventing and responding to incidence of child abuse and the available support services to make a report.  Download

 Speak Up - Understanding child abuse and your response

- Victoria edition

This booklet provides parents, carers and professionals who work with children, information about the indicators of abuse and the impacts it has on children. The booklet Victorian child protection legislation and child safety standards, as well as the available reporting and support services in Victoria. Download

'Wise Up' to Child Sexual Abuse

This booklet helps you learn about child sexual abuse; how to identify signs and indicators of abuse, how to talk to children if they disclose, safe online practices for children and families, how to recognise the strategies of offenders and importantly how to report your concerns.  Download
Yarning Up about Child Sexual Abuse

This booklet has been written to help aboriginal parents and carers protect and keep their children safe. The booklet includes how to identify signs and indicators of abuse, how to talk to children if they disclose, safe online practices for children and families, how to recognise the strategies of offenders and importantly, how to report your concerns.  Download 

Keeping Your Children Safe: Choosing safe organisations and activities for your children (for Victoria)

The aim of this booklet is to provide parents and carers with a guide to understanding the important features of child safe organisations, and the regulations and legal obligations of children's services to protect children in their care. The booklet has been specifically developed for those in the state of Victoria. Whilst it provides useful information for any parents, most references are specific to Victoria.  Download

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