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Working with Children Checks

Working with Children Checks are required in most states and territories by adults and volunteers who work with children. Do you know what the rules are?

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What does a birth doula do?

A doula is a non-medical companion who assists a pregnant woman before, during and after childbirth. They provide support and advocacy.

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Choosing a babysitter

When choosing a babysitter, there are some important rules to follow. They will help you find someone who will look after your children properly.

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Pedestrian and road safety for toddlers

Teaching children about road safety from an early age is essential because they'll want to explore. Find out what you can do when out near roads and traffic to ensure your child stays safe right from the start.

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Keeping your kids safe

Get some tips on how to teach your child to recognise suspicious behaviour and what to do about it.

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Nannies: how to find a nanny | Raising Children Network

To find a nanny who’s right for your family, check availability, experience and qualifications. Also make sure the nanny gets along well with your children.

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Employing a nanny: a practical guide | Raising Children Network

If you’re employing a nanny, you need to write a formal contract with a job description, work hours, payment, conditions, leave and more. Our guide can help.

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Adoption & raising adopted children | Raising Children Network

When you adopt, you give a child a home and a sense of belonging, security and identity. It’s good to tell children about their adoption as early as you can.

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Children & young people - Healing - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Children & young people ‘Around the world, Indigenous peoples have experienced colonisation, cultural oppression, forced assimilation, and absorption into a global economy with little regard for their autonomy or wellbeing

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Babysitters: finding a babysitter | Raising Children Network

Babysitters are a good occasional child care option, and there are lots of babysitting options. The right babysitter will get along well with your children.

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