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Thurs 8 Nov: Will the Andrews’ Government ensure all Victorian children lives are free from violence?
Body Safety Australia was excited to hear of the commitment from our local, state and national leaders to invest $6.2 million into Brunswick North West Primary School.
As part of the school’s commitment to Respectful Relationships, Brunswick North West Primary School partnered with local not-for-profit, Body Safety Australia, to delivered consent and protective behaviours programs to staff, families and students over 2017 and 2018.
Body Safety Australia co-founders have committed to strengthening this relationship by delivering a student co-designed project to ensure more gender-equitable access to play.
"The topic was confronting, but you move and empower people in such deep and respectful ways. I learn so much from you every time I meet you. I am so thankful for our partnership and the ongoing support and guidance that you offer me and the school community.” - Hannah Reid, Principal, Brunswick North West Primary School
Body Safety Australia is Victoria’s leading capacity building child abuse prevention education provider. Our work strongly aligns with the work of the Office for Women, the Office for Prevention of Family Violence, Respect Victoria, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of Education under a Labor Government.
In fact, Body Safety Australia was recognised by the Department of Health and Humans Services in the 2017 Victorian Protecting Children Awards. In the same year, the Office for Women invested heavily into developing co-founder, Whitney Yip’s leadership development, awarding her a scholarship to the 2017 Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women Leaders program.
There is a strong body of evidence that Body Safety Australia’s programs are effective in helping schools meet Child Safe Standards compliance. Additionally, the organisation has proven successful in increasing teacher confidence and capacity in rolling out Respectful Relationships education. Our whole-community engagement model has also widely empowered parents and carers in creating positive change.
Will the Andrews’ Government now commit to funding our evidence-based program to support all Victorian teachers to have the knowledge, skills and capacity to ensure Victorian children lives are free from violence?
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Wednesday 20 December: Royal Commission Recommendations
Tuesday 8 August: Body Safety Australia featured on SBS Insight 8.30pm
Thursday 3 August: 'We need to teach consent to our kids from as young as three-years-old'
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