Department of Education

Child Protection

Protective Behaviours - Skills for Life
Protective Behaviours - Skills for Life

Child Protection

External training courses

 Child abuse/trauma

  • Assisting Torture and Trauma Survivors (ASeTTs)

    Provides services to humanitarian entrants or people from a refugee background, who have experienced torture or trauma in their country of origin, during their journey to Australia, or while in detention.


  • Australian Childhood Foundation

a)  Professional education and training

The Australian Childhood Foundation conducts training workshops and seminars focussing on the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and related practice issues.

b)  SMART online training

SMART seeks to enhance the capacity of school and early childhood personnel to effectively respond to the needs of children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma. Once you register, you will be able to download resources, undertake the online training program and participate in discussion forums.


The AASW is the lead national association for Australian professional social workers.  It sets the benchmark for professional education and practice in social work.  It has a strong voice on matters of social inclusion, social justice, human rights and issues that impact upon the quality of life of all Australians.  It places a strong emphasis on continuing professional development (CPD), enhancing the skill development of social workers and promoting advanced practice through CPD.  It publishes an annual, WA- CPD calendar for social workers and human service professionals.


SARC provide information on sexual assault and sexual abuse through an evidence-based approach and teaches how to effectively respond to disclosures of sexual assault and abuse to a range of different workforce groups (e.g. tertiary students, health and welfare professionals, police, medical staff, Aboriginal workers and the legal system).


FPWA provides education and training to health professionals and other workers in the community in the area of sexuality and sexual and reproductive health.

AIFS website displays on a fortnightly basis a list of forthcoming nationwide conferences regarding Child Protection matters.

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People with disabilities

COPMI provides informative materials relevant to education workers when dealing with families where a parent has a mental illness.


PIP supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers. Services are available in the Perth metropolitan area and regional WA.

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Cyber Strong Schools

Cyber Strong Schools is an online resource designed to build teachers’ capacity to educate and enable students to positively use social media. The five online modules provide school staff with proactive approaches to respond to social media advances, supporting the educational goal for young Australians to be highly skilled in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

External training courses

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