News

New partnership

ACT Children’s Week is delighted to announce a new partnership with Parentline ACT who will be assisting us with administration this year. Parentline is a not-for-profit organisation offering a free confidential telephone service for parents and families in the ACT and surrounding area. Trained workers assist with information and support around parenting issues at any age and stage.

This partnership is a good fit for ACT Children’s Week as both organisations are focused on the well-being and welfare of children and their families.

Help for children in lockdown …

How are children and young people going in lockdown and with home schooling? Some may be anxious, happy or bored or not sure how to cope with change.

Jodie-Griffiths Cook, the ACT Commissioner for Children and Young People, has published a video explaining some details about COVID and the lockdown, and who to talk to if worried or unhappy.  See it by visiting https://hrc.act.gov.au/childrenyoungpeople/covid-info-for-kids/ 

On this website there is also the first edition of a regular newsletter for kids. Jodie’s always happy to hear from children and young people too! They can email her at: actkids@act.gov.au or send something to the Young Thinker Forum (link on the website).

Appointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Week Council of Australia welcomes the announcement by the Australian Human Rights Commission of the appointment of Ms Anne Hollonds to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner.

Appointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Week Council of Australia welcomes the announcement by the Australian Human Rights Commission of the appointment of Ms Anne Hollonds to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner.

Ms Hollonds is currently serving as Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies. She is one of Australia’s leading voices on child wellbeing and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in research, policy and service delivery, including as CEO of Relationships Australia NSW and the Benevolent Society.

The Council congratulates Ms Hollonds and looks forward to working with her in her new role.