Archives for January, 2016

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UPDATE VACCINATIONS BEFORE HEADING BACK TO KINDER

As around 74,000 excited Victorian children gear up for kinder, the Andrews Labor Government is urging families to make sure their children’s vaccinations are up to date. Joining nurses and parents at Lady Huntingfield Children’s Centre in North Melbourne, Minister for Families and Children Jenny..

FRESH THINKING TO SUPPORT VICTORIAN FAMILIES

A pop-up playgroup for vulnerable children and a team of parenting coaches are among 13 initiatives to receive grants under the Andrews Labor Government’s Maternal and Child Health Service Innovation Fund. At the Kyneton Maternal and Child Health Centre today Minister for Families and Children..

TO A CHILD IN FOSTER CARE, YOU WILL BE AMAZING

It’s the little things that count – like a trip to the footy or sharing a meal at the table – that are the focus of a new campaign to attract the next generation of foster carers in Victoria. The Andrews Labor Government has invested..

BOOSTING FLEXIBLE SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

Funding for flexible early intervention and support services will be rolled out across Victoria to help more vulnerable families and children, with the Andrews Labor Government allocating an additional $9.3 million over four years. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the funding today..

BUILDING AND STRENGTHENING COMMUNITIES THROUGH MEN’S SHEDS

The Andrews Labor Government is investing in stronger and healthier communities through $1 million in Men’s Sheds grants. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos announced the new round of funding for new Men’s Sheds and refurbishments today while visiting the Buninyong Men’s Shed, which..

NO EXCEPTIONS, NO EXCUSES – NEVER LEAVE KIDS IN CARS

The Andrews Labor Government and Kidsafe are working together to increase parents’ and carers’ awareness of the dangers of leaving children in parked cars with the No Exceptions, No Excuses campaign. Despite recent heat warnings, severe penalties and record-breaking summer temperatures, children are still being..

NEW CHILD SAFE STANDARDS TAKE EFFECT TODAY

New legislation introduced by the Andrews Labor Government will take effect today to ensure organisations that deal with children have appropriate and consistent measures in place to prevent and respond to allegations of child abuse. Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos said the standards..