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Child rights training

Phase One

The Ian Potter Foundation kindly funded ISS Australia for a project on international child rights training called ‘In the Best Interests of the Child.’

The project sought to increase awareness and understanding in the Australian not-for-profit sector about international child rights, and how to put child rights into practice to better protect children in Australia and overseas.

The project did this through the development of training focusing on child rights in both domestic and international contexts, the legal basis for the protection of child rights (particularly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child) and the methods practitioners can use to apply a child rights framework in their everyday work.

The training initially targeted those working in the fields of child welfare and child protection.

Phase Two

Building on the success of Phase One, ISS Australia – with generous support from the Telematics Trust – adapted our child rights training content for online delivery, allowing broader access to a much larger potential audience.

ISS Australia is currently finalising its From Principles to Practice online child rights training program for delivery.

If you are interested in any of ISS Australia’s training, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to be informed on upcoming activities.

Phase Three

Our new Child’s Rights Training Course is expected to launch in early 2018, and International Social Service Australia would like to thank Gandel Philanthropy for their support in this process.

This content will provide a valuable resource to any and all individuals interested in child’s rights issues both on a personal and professional level, and will allow for greater understanding of the child’s rights arena in the work practices of those engaged with this material.

Further information will be announced in the near future, and we strongly encourage those interested to join our newsletter to receive updates on this exciting project!