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Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
Provides research and information regarding child protection, including relevant legislative requirements in different states/territories.
Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA)
A voluntary, non-profit, apolitical parent body dedicated to ensuring that all rural and remote students have equity of access to a continuing and appropriate education.
National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN)
Aims to support and encourage changes in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts.
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
Investigation into how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
Aboriginal Hostels Limited (AHL)
Funded by the Commonwealth Government and providing temporary accommodation services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Helps with costs for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians who are studying or undertaking an Australian Apprenticeship.
Department of Education and Training – Australian Capital Territory
Delivers high quality education services through government schools, registers non government schools and administers vocational education and training in the ACT.
Department of Education – New South Wales
Implements a range of reforms to improve the quality of teaching in schools, to improve outcome for all students, and to give schools greater authority to meet the needs of their communities.
Department of Education – Northern Territory
Provides educational and training options for Territorians from the early years to adulthood.
Department of Education – Queensland
Committed to ensuring Queenslanders have the education and skills they need to contribute to the economic and social development of Queensland.
Department for Education and Child Development – South Australia
Aims to support every family so all young South Australians from 0-18 years of age have the opportunity to become happy, healthy and safe members of our community.
Department of Education – Tasmania
Responsible for providing educational services to students from birth.
Department of Education and Training – Victoria
Leads the delivery of education and development services to children, young people and adults both directly through government schools and indirectly through the regulation and funding of early childhood services, non-government schools and training programs.
Department of Education – Western Australia
Provides high quality education for children and young people throughout Western Australia, helping them reach their full potential.
The Department of Education and Training
Responsible for national policies and programmes that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.
Australian Parents Council (APC)
The national voice and advocate for the parents of 1,285,000 students attending non-government schools in Australia (Catholic and Independent). They represent mums, dads, grandparents and carers and on their behalf advocate the needs and aspirations for their children’s learning and well being.
Remote Indigenous Parents Association (RIPA)
A grassroots organisation, aimed at providing practical resources and support to parents based in remote Indigenous communities, whose children attend board away for school.
Dr Kate Hadwen’s passion for boarding has led her to undertake vital research aimed at understanding and meeting the needs of Australian boarding students and their families. The Australian Boarder Parent Handbook is based on this research, but it is also inspired by the years Kate has spent observing the courageous and resourceful manner in which parents and children have overcome the challenges they’ve experienced while boarding.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / STANDARDS
Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA)
Promotes the interests of boarding schools in Australasia by enhancing the well-being of boarders, facilitating the professional development of staff and advancing best practice among schools.
Boarding Training Australia (BTA)
Provides training to meet the needs of managers, supervisors and other staff in the student residential boarding industry.
New Zealand Boarding Schools Association
Provides support to schools, other organisations and individuals providing boarding places for school aged students.
Purchase AS 5725:2015 Boarding Standard for Australian schools and residences.
The nation’s peak non-government Standards organisation. It is charged by the Commonwealth Government to meet Australia’s need for contemporary, internationally aligned Standards and related services.
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
Research papers and resources that support youth wellbeing.
Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF)
Private sector-led, non-profit organisation focused on empowering Indigenous children in financial need to build a brighter future for themselves and for the nation.
Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)
Delivers a range of programs, co-designed with young people that create social change across Australia.
Provides early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.
Indigenous Youth Leadership Program – The Smith Family
Supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students living in remote or very remote areas of Australia to attend a high performing secondary school (government and non-government, day and boarding) and/or university to complete Year 12 and/or an undergraduate degree.
A voluntary, non-profit, apolitical parent party dedicated to ensuring that all rural and remote students have equity of access to a continuing and appropriate education.
Australia’s only free, private and confidential, phone counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
The resources available on the Student Wellbeing Hub help to create learning communities that promote student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships.