The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
DEEWR provides the framework for the development and implementation of the Government's commitment to help support and strengthen families as a fundamental unit of society.
Family Assistance Office
The Family Assistance Office has been set up by the Australian
Government to give Australian families better access to government
services. Instead of going to different agencies to get family
assistance, families are able to get all their payments from just one
place - the Family Assistance Office.
Community Services promotes the safety and wellbeing of children and young people and works to build stronger families and communities. We provide child protection services, parenting support and early intervention, foster care, adoption services and help for communities affected by disaster.
National Childcare Accreditation Council
Established in 1993, NCAC is responsible for administering Child Care Quality Assurance (CCQA) for the following children's services in Australia:
- Family Day Care Quality Assurance (FDCQA) for family day care schemes
- Outside School Hours Care Quality Assurance (OSHCQA) for outside school hours care services
- Quality Improvement and Accreditation System (QIAS) for long day care centres
Child Care Access Hotline
Information on government assistance and centre-based long day care.
Ph: 1800 670 305
We aim to inform and inspire the children's services sector, and influence government policy, practices and programs so that children within NSW have access to quality children's services that meet the needs of their communities cccnsw.org.au
Kidsafe is the leading non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation dedicated to preventing unintentional childhood injuries and reducing the resulting deaths and disabilities associated with childhood accidents in children under the age of 15 years.
Kids and Traffic is the NSW Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program. It forms part of the statewide road safety education program of Transport for NSW’s Centre for Road Safety.
The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network incorporates The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick, Bear Cottage, the Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS), the Pregnancy and newborn Services Network (PSN) and the Children's Court Clinic. www.chw.edu.au
NSW Government Health
NSW Health is the major provider of health services to people in New South Wales. It comprises around 28 per cent of the NSW General Government sector budget. We work to provide people in New South Wales with the best possible health care that not only meets today’s health needs but also responds to the health needs of the future.
SIDS and Kids is dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families. We deliver on our vision through world class research; evidence based education and bereavement support; and advocacy.
In Australia each year over 3,500 families experience the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child, either through stillbirth or during the first month of life, from sudden unexpected death in infancy (SIDS or fatal sleeping accidents), SUDC (sudden unexpected death in childhood) or accident.
Sadly, for many of these deaths there is no known cause. For example, more than half the deaths of unborn babies during the last 8 weeks of pregnancy each year are unexplained.
SIDS and Kids works to find answers for parents by funding and supporting vital research into stillbirth, SIDS and safe sleeping practices. Through evidence based community education we aim to prevent these deaths and we advocate for and support bereaved families.
The SIDS and Kids National Scientific Advisory Group ensures recommendations provided by SIDS and Kids are based on the latest evidence.
The information provided on the SIDS and Kids website has been developed and reviewed by content experts in the area of optimal infant care practices and strategies to reduce Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy.
The Safe Sleeping Long Brochure is endorsed by: Paediatrics & Child Health Division, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Australian College of Midwives.
For further information talk to your midwife, child and family health nurse, doctor or SIDS and Kids. The information provided on the SIDS and Kids website is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician.
SIDS and Kids relies almost totally on the support of the community.
Support the work of SIDS and Kids by donating today.
78 Stewart Avenue
Hamilton South NSW 2303
T: 1300 998 698
24 hour Bereavement Support line 1300 308 307