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Systems must do much better at caring for children in greatest need: SHINE’s CEO in Croakey

“This number of children could fill a stadium, and yet we as a society treat them like they barely exist. There is no government department to represent them. There is no Minister to fight their cause.”

Our CEO Julie Hourigan writes in this piece for Croakey Health Media.

Our survey with Monash University revealed the urgent need for better support for families affected by the justice system.

“I have no support; I am in despair,” said one of the carers surveyed.

We are calling for our policymakers to improve outcomes for children with specialised, free and accessible support for families, specific training and support for schools, and more research.

Read the full story.

Report by Monash’s Catherine Flynn (Med) with The Australian National University Griffith University Lorana Bartels Susan Dennison

Systems must do much better at caring for children in greatest need: SHINE’s CEO in Croakey

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