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Surge in kids turning to child protection services

One in 33 children received child protection services in 2015–16 to shield them from abuse, new statistics from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have shown. During this time, 162,000 children accessed child protection services. This represented a 20 ...

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Stars to shine for Family Day Care Week

Every child, and the sector, is a star when National Family Day Care Week kicks off on May 1. Themed ‘Every Child is a Star’ and hosted by peak body Family Day Care Australia, next week’s festivities aim to show-off ...

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Quality early education isn’t available for all: report

One-third of children nationwide don’t attend enough preschool, leaving one-fifth of children, many from the poorest backgrounds, developmentally unprepared for school – a new report has identified. Quality Early Education for All: Fostering creative, entrepreneurial, resilient and capable learners by ...

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