• Storytime helps Maddison stay connected to her Dad

    27 October 2020
    Storytime helps Maddison stay connected to her Dad

    National Children’s Week promotes the rights of children and young people, and to celebrate their capacity to actively contribute to the world around them. Children have a right to be connected with their parent in prison. With prison visits suspended  because of COVID-19, children haven’t been able to physically hug their mum or dad for over 6 months. 69% of Carers we surveyed say that their children are not coping. Who are these ...

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  • New study commissioned by SHINE on effects of COVID-19 on children of prisoners

    19 May 2020
    New study commissioned by SHINE on effects of COVID-19 on children of prisoners

    We are very pleased to share with you the new research study ‘Maintaining family contact during COVID-19: Describing the experiences and needs of children with a family member in prison’ led by Monash University together with Australian National University and Griffith University and commissioned by SHINE for Kids.

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  • A message to SHINE Children and Families

    12 May 2020

    We asked our child and family coordinators from NSW, Victoria and Queensland to send a message to our SHINE Children and Families during the COVID-19 health crisis. This is what they said!

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  • Donate your device

    2 April 2020
    Donate your device

    Do you have an unused iPad you can donate? Help our kids keep in touch via video call with their parent in custody while prisons are closed to visitors during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our staff are working hard to ensure every child is able to stay connected to their loved ones via video call while we the prisons are closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our children and ...

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  • National Phone Hotline COVID-19

    30 March 2020
    National Phone Hotline COVID-19

      SHINE for Kids has established a National phone hotline for children and families during the COVID-19 crisis. If you are needing support or just need some information, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 02 9714 3000. We will then connect you to the right person in your state who can help. If you would rather email us you can also do so on [email protected] We are here to help.

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  • SHINE for Kids’ response to COVID-19

    17 March 2020

    A message from SHINE for Kids Chief Executive Officer about our response to COVID-19. As the outbreak continues to impact the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, and businesses around the world, we wanted to inform you of the steps we are taking to ensure we can provide a safe and healthy environment for our clients, employees, volunteers and key stakeholders.

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  • FICAP RockStars support kids’ charities

    16 March 2020

    SHINE for Kids is lucky to be one of the beneficiaries of “Who wants to be a Rock Star?” the Financial Industries Charity Aid Program (FICAP) fundraising event originally scheduled for 26 March but now to be held in September due to COVID-19 (more information to follow). As part of this event, they will be holding a fundraising auction, with all proceeds going to SHINE for Kids, Learning Links, and Starlight.

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  • Supporting Students with a Parent  in Prison – Training for Educators in Western Sydney

    22 November 2019
    Supporting Students with a Parent  in Prison – Training for Educators in Western Sydney

    SHINE for Kids is proud to present our NESA-accredited Supporting Students with a Parent  in Prison – Training for Educators in Western Sydney. Monday, 20 January 2020  Thursday 23 January 2020 Western Sydney University Parramatta South Campus, Room EA.G.32

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  • SHINE sponsors team in this year’s Koori Knockout

    3 October 2019
    SHINE sponsors team in this year's Koori Knockout

    SHINE for Kids is proud to be sponsoring the Koori Connection RLFC Under 17s Team in this year’s Koori Knockout, starting tomorrow on the Central Coast.

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  • Teaching and Supporting Children with a Parent in Prison – Training for Educators in the Hunter Valley

    20 September 2019
    Teaching and Supporting Children with a Parent in Prison - Training for Educators in the Hunter Valley

    SHINE for Kids is proud to present our NESA-accredited Supporting Students with a Parent in Prison – Training for Educators in Cessnock and the Hunter Valley. Wednesday 9 October or Thursday, 10 October 2019 9.30am until 3.30pm East Cessnock Bowling Club, Neath St, Cessnock

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