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WWCC – Approved Providers phase in period: 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Don’t forget that when your management changes they now have to obtain a WWCC. Please take the following steps when your Approved Provider/members of your management committee changes.  If at anytime, and especially after the AGM, any members of your management committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and the Public Officer) change, they need to do.
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What to do during a disclosure from a child

OOSH Educators build strong trusting relationships with children and on occasions children will disclose information that is sometime confronting. These occasions require sensitivity, as well as:
  • Giving the child your full attention.
  • Maintaining a calm appearance.
  • Don't be afraid of saying the "wrong" thing.
  • Reassure the child it is right to tell.
  • Accept the child.
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REPORTABLE CONDUCT – Start the conversation

Section 25A(1) of the Ombudsman Act outlines 'reportable conduct. Reportable conduct is any sexual offence or sexual misconduct committed against, with or in the presence of a child. Organisations are required to notify the Ombudsman Office as soon as practicable or within 30 days if there are any occasions/or incidents that meet the reportable conduct.
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Service Reflections

Please read Jenny Gratton’s reflection on a Fathers day activity – Jenny is a Co-ordinator from SHARE in Summer Hill and they have 150 children everyday. "How sweet it is.’’ Story of a father day gift... We had been thinking about a fathers days project for some time and had contemplated picked onions, however upon reflection decided that.
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Spotlight On Reflective Practice Strategies

Reflective practice is a concept many Educators struggle with… to sum up reflective practice is
  • Exploring an issue in your work with children
  • Thinking about the situation
  • Drawing conclusions inform or improve practice
Educators can do this in many ways including: -
  • Educator’s reflective journals
  • Meetings and educators discussions
  • Mentoring and one-on-one discussions with other Educators.
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