News & Events

19 Jul 2017

Child Safe Standards Training: Book Now

Victoria has introduced compulsory minimum standards for organisations that provide services for children to help protect children from abuse. Education, awareness raising and helping organisations to create and maintain child safe environments is the initial focus of the Child Safe Standards. For more than 15 years CPS has delivered evidence-based, best-practice training in areas such as Responding to Child Abuse, Talking to Children about Safety, Working with Vulnerable Families, and a topic CPS specialises in, Responding to Sexually Harmful Behaviours. If your organisation fits within the wide scope that needs to comply with the Child Safe Standards we highly recommend our full day workshop; Date: 23 August 2017 Time: 9.15am - 4.30pm Cost: $192.50 per person Location: CPS, 273 Settlement Road, Thomastown Participations will be confident in ensuring they have the skills necessary to create a child safe organisation. Each of the relevant child safe standards will be worked through in-depth and participants will be able to devise an action and implementation plan to address the standards. Participants will also receive an innovative self assessment audit tool to ensure they are continually improving and embedding a child safe culture within their organisation. To book or for further information please contact us on (03) 9450 0900 or email us at training@cps.org.au. Course Flyer CPS Professional Development & Education Web Page

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10 Jul 2017

CPS Early Years Program exceeds standards again

At CPS our Early Years program endeavours to make children’s lives better by providing outstanding education and care for children in their formative years to help prepare them academically and emotionally for school and beyond. This commitment has been rewarded again by the Australian Children’s Education and Quality Authority (ACECQA) who recently undertook the first external assessment of the CPS operated Korin Korin kindergarten against the National Quality Framework.  Korn Korin has subsequently been rated as Exceeding National Quality Standards, a system providing families and the community valuable information about their choices in terms of education and care service quality. To put this achievement by Aisha Bal (Early Years Executive Manager) and her team into context, Korin Korin was assessed against 58 different elements of quality. And of 4,152 services across Victoria, only 1288 are rated by ACECQA as Exceeding the standard. For more information contact Whittlesea Council’s Early Years Team on 9217 2170 or email keo@whittlesea.vic.gov.au. Expressions of Interest for three year old kindergarten can be made by calling 9409 1723 or email enrolments@cps.org.au.

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Case Study

Three children, family violence, a marriage breakdown and an abusive and controlling ex-husband…

This is a first hand account of how CPS helped a mum navigate a turbulent time in her life to the point where she is now excited about what the future holds for her family.