Save the Children have received some philanthropic funding to provide support to DFV refuges to deliver training and assist workers to support children as clients in their own right. It’s already working with a number of services in QLD and they are keen to support NSW refuges too.
This new program is being rolled out across NSW by Save the Children Australia funded by Johnson & Johnson to support frontline workers. The REaCh (Refuge Early Childhood) program is focused on supporting children’s rights in refuge settings and building the capacity of the workforce to implement child-centred trauma-informed play and parenting programs.
Through a collaborative approach to sharing knowledge and working in partnership with refuge staff, Save the Children will work to enhance understanding of child rights, child-centred play-based learning, parenting supports and child-friendly environments that will support refuge services to respond to children’s needs in the refuge setting.
Save the Children are looking to work with 40 DV refuges across NSW within the next 3 years.
If you’re interested in participating please fill out the survey here .
More information is available by clicking here.