Advocacy

Advocacy
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Council uses its knowledge to advocate for policies and practices which will assist children, young people and their families. advocacy children services families Council uses its knowledge to advocate for policies and practices which will assist children, young people and their families. Children's Programs; Children's Centres (Long Day Care); Childcare Children's Centres (Long Day Care); Child Care Centres Outside School Hours Care service

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Council uses its knowledge to advocate for policies and practices which will assist children, young people and their families.

We advise the community about our approaches and join with other community agencies and corporations and businesses to find the best ways of helping children and young people.

Policy and Procedures

To find out more about the policies and procedures which we operate under, download our Children's Services Policy and Procedures Manual below.

1. PRINCIPLES

1.1 CHILDREN’S SERVICES VISION AND PHILOSOPHY
1.2 CHILDREN’S SERVICES CODE OF CONDUCT

2. PROGRAM POLICIES

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207 ANTI-BIAS/HONOURING DIVERSITY
448 ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS
215 BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH FAMILIES
209 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
210 ENVIRONMENT
211 EXCURSIONS
212 INCLUSION
214 INTERACTION WITH CHILDREN (PROMOTING SOCIAL COMPETENCE)
213 PEACE EDUCATION
449 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
208 SCREEN TIME
216 TRANSITION TO SCHOOL & OTHER PLACES OF LEARNING

3. GOVERNANCE & SERVICE MANAGEMENT

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221 CHILD RECORDS & INFORMATION
222 COMPLAINT HANDLING
223 CONFIDENTIALITY
224 ENROLMENT / AUTHORISATIONS
225 MANAGEMENT OF WAITING LIST
379 PARENT COMMITTEE
226 PAYMENT OF FEES
227 PRIORITY OF ACCESS
228 PROCEDURES FOR LATE PARENTS
232 RECORDS MANAGEMENT AND INSPECTION
414 RESPONSIBLE PERSON
231 SAFE ARRIVAL AND COLLECTION/SUPERVISION OF CHILDREN
230 TERMINATION OF CARE

4. PREVENTATIVE HEALTH, HYGIENE & SAFETY

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297 ACCIDENT AND FIRST AID ADMINISTRATION
298 ANAPHYLAXIS
299 ASTHMA
300 CHILD PROTECTION: MANDATORY REPORTING
302 CLEANING
380 CLOTHING
303 DENTAL AND ORAL HEALTH
417 DIABETES
304 EXCLUSION OF INFECTIOUS CHILDREN & STAFF
305 FIRE/EMERGENCY EVACUATION
313 FOOD AND NUTRITION
378 FOOD SAFETY AND HYGIENE
307 IMMUNISATION
415 INCIDENT, INJURY, TRAUMA & ILLNESS
308 INFECTION CONTROL
309 MANAGEMENT OF SICK CHILDREN
418 MANAGING MEDICAL CONDITIONS
310 MEDICATION AND TREATMENT OF FEVER
311 NOTIFICATION OF THE DEATH OF CHILD
312 PERSONAL CARE (NAPPY CHANGING, TOILETING, BATHING)
314 REST AND RESPITE
315 CHILD’S SAFE ENVIRONMENT
316 STORAGE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES
317 SUN CARE
318 WATER SAFETY
341 WORK HEALTH & SAFETY

5. STAFF (SEE COUNCIL'S EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK FOR OTHER POLICIES)

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323 BACK CARE/ MANUAL HANDLING
324 CASUAL WORKERS, STUDENTS AND VOLUNTEERS
325 CHILD PROTECTION IN THE WORKPLACE
327 GUIDELINES FOR THE USE OF CASUAL STAFF
329 STAFF CHILDREN IN CARE
330 STAFF ORIENTATION
331 STAFFING & ROSTERS
332 VISITORS

Contact

For more information, contact Council's Manager Childrens Services on 9789 9429.​​​