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New Child wellbeing and child protection training

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New e-Learning is now available to assist NSW Health staff to meet their child protection responsibilities and promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and their families.

The development of this engaging resource was the result of extensive collaboration and partnership between the District HETI education team and representatives from the following services:

  • Prevention and Response to Violence Abuse and Neglect Unit, Government Relations Branch
  • NSW Health Education Centre Against Violence
  • Emergency Care Institute NSW, Agency for Clinical Innovation
  • Central Coast LHD
  • Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD
  • Murrumbidgee LHD
  • Nepean Blue Mountains LHD
  • Northern NSW LHD
  • Northern Sydney LHD
  • South Eastern Sydney LHD
  • Western Sydney LHD
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Network

Consumer engagement was key to the content being meaningful and authentic and to the overall success of the project. All those who contributed should be congratulated for their effort.

Launched by The Hon. Brad Hazzard, NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, on Monday 12 March, the three-part training [LINK REQUIRED]supports health workers to:

  • Be curious about children’s safety and wellbeing.
  • Actively respond before risks escalate.
  • Respectfully engage with families.
  • Know how the NSW Health Child Wellbeing Unit can assist.
  • Report to FACS.
  • Respond to survivors of historical abuse.
  • Seek advice and support – you are not expected to respond alone.

Parts one and two [LINK REQUIRED] set out actions all health workers must take to remain alert to child protection concerns and respond. Part three [LINK REQUIRED] expands on vital child protection skills required of health staff in particular workplace settings.

All NSW Health staff are required to complete the training at myhealthlearning.health.nsw.gov.au

Contact: HETI-DistrictEnquiries@health.nsw.gov.au

Left to right: Craig Hughes-Cashmore, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Survivors and Mates Support Network, with The Hon. Brad Hazzard, Minister for Health and Minister for Research, and Adjunct Professor Annette Solman Chief Executive of HETI.