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Nominations Open For Child Protection Awards

18 May 2015

A new award to recognise the work of a leading child protection practitioner was announced today by Minister for Families and Children, Jenny Mikakos.

The Robin Clark Leadership award has been created in memory of the visionary child protection worker Robin Dennis Clark, who greatly influenced child and family related policy and practice in Victoria.

Ms Mikakos encouraged people to nominate current-day child protection leaders for this prestigious new award, as well as for the other categories in the Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards.

The awards are open to individuals and teams working in child and family services in both the government and community sectors. Categories include: the Carer Award, for foster or kinship carers; and the Education Initiative Award, which recognises those who have succeeded in improving the education of children and young people in child protection.

Nominees could be the individuals who provide much-needed services such as: offering their homes as foster and kinship carers; providing innovation and education initiatives; or contributing to policy, practice and leadership in child protection.

Nominations close on Monday, 29 June.

Winners will be announced at the Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards ceremony held on 8 September to launch Child Protection Week in Victoria.

For further information and to nominate visit: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/childprotectionweekExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Families & Children, Jenny Mikakos

“Every child and young person has a fundamental right to grow up feeling safe and loved and the Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards are a tribute to those who work tirelessly to uphold this right.”

“If you know someone who is dedicated and passionate to helping keep children safe from harm and neglect, put in a nomination so their excellent work can be recognised.”

“Everyone can play a role in protecting our children. Protecting children is everyone’s business.”

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