Nominations open for Protecting Children Awards

The Labor Member for Western Victoria, Jaala Pulford, has announced nominations are now open for awards celebrating the dedicated individuals and teams who work to improve the lives of vulnerable children.

The Victorian Protecting Children Awards (formerly Robin Clark Protecting Children Awards) recognise the valuable contribution of individuals, organisations and the broader community who play their part to protect and improve the wellbeing of children and young people and their families.

Ms Pulford said the Government is encouraging nominations from foster and kinship carers, academics, policy, program, supervisory and direct service staff from community, government or academic organisations.

“The Andrews Government is reforming our child protection system to keep children safe and our dedicated workforce in Western Victoria deserve to be recognised for the crucial work that they do,” Ms Pulford said.

“This is about celebrating the many people in Western Victoria who help promote, protect, prevent and reduce harm to children and young people,” she said.

“If you know someone delivering much needed services to vulnerable children and young people in Western Victoria, or shows an exceptional commitment to their job, please nominate them so that their work can be recognised,” Ms Pulford said.

Nominations close on Monday 15 May, 2017 and winners will be announced at the Victorian Protecting Children Awards ceremony on Tuesday 12 September as part of Foster Care Week in Victoria.

For further information or to nominate someone please visit

www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/protectingchildrenawards