The Community Development Officer Children and Family is involved in identifying the needs, issues and concerns of children and families in the Shoalhaven and may be of assistance in providing information and referrals to Children’s Services in the area.
Shoalhaven City Council is committed to creating a child and family friendly city and works collaboratively with community stakeholders to create a great place for children & families to grow in.
Current Programs and Partnerships
"Breastfeeding Friendly Shoalhaven" is an innovative joint initiative between Shoalhaven City Council’s Community Development Team and the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) that aims to:
- Identify the needs and concerns of parents/carers around breastfeeding and baby care facilities,
- Increase the knowledge of the location of baby care facilities in the Shoalhaven for families with babies and
- Encourage more businesses to become registered ABA Breastfeeding Friendly Venues.
- Shoalhaven City Council also supports the Shoalhaven Purple Ribbon Project that aims to raise awareness around the issue of child abuse.
Early Childhood Education & Care
- Starting Blocks
- Family Day Care
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Australian Breastfeeding Association
NSW Family & Community Services
Advocate for Children & Young People
Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Raising Children Network
Kids Help Line
National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority