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Master of Ceremonies - Justine O'Malley

Justine O'Malley, Master of CermoniesJustine O'Malley will perform the Master of Ceremony duties at the 2015 Children a resource most precious conference. Justine moved from working in the field of Education to the field of Child Protection 16 years ago. Since then she has gone on to complete a Masters in Social Work and is strong advocate for children's rights and abuse prevention.

Justine currently works as a Senior Practice Development Officer for the Department for Child Protection and Family Support and holds the position of Chairperson for Protective Behaviours WA (Inc) and Vice President for Protective Behaviours Australia (Inc).

Justine is the author of a number of children's child abuse prevention story books and curriculum materials.

Continuing Professional Education Points

Society of Professional Social WorkersTotal points for attending the entire conference is 15 SPSW continuing professional education points.

Day 1 accrues 5.5 SPSW continuing professional education points
Day 2 accrues 5 SPSW continuing professional education points
Day 3 accrues 4.5 SPSW continuing professional education points

Special Offer

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation would like to invite conference attendees to join us at our annual Child Safety Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony to honour the inspirational organisations and individuals who are tranforming the lives of children across Western Australia.

Constable Care Child Safety Awards

Constable Care Child Safety Awards 2015

Saturday 1 August 2015
6:30pm to Midnight
BelleVue Ballrooms, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
Dress code: Black Tie

An exclusive ticket price of $150 per ticket, or $1,400 for a table of ten, for attendees of the conference are available at or call us on (08) 9272 0000, quoting the conference.

For a full list of awards and how to nominate please visit us online at

Conference Announcement
24-26 June 2015 | Perth, Western Australia

The 3rd National Conference on Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Edith Cowan University on the 24-26 June 2015.

The Children's Conference Committee is pleased to present to you the opportunity to partnership with The Department for Child Protection and Family Support, the lead agency for implementing mandatory reporting. Other agencies involved, include The Department of Education and Training, Education Services, Health Departments and the Western Australia Police.

It is estimated that approximately 100,000 professional staff within the public service and private sector have become mandatory reporters of child sexual abuse.

The National platform for "The Children a Resource Most Precious: "Collaboration – Communities, Government and Non-Government Organisations Working Together conference 2015, consists of three days of engagement. It is an exciting time for all involved in this conference as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always flexible, motivated and responsive to the theme for the conference: "Children, young people and families across Western Australian communities: focusing on collaborative prevention strategies, initiatives and programs for minimising harm".

The Conference will invite International and Australian presenters from the broader discipline of Child Abuse and bring them together in one of Australia's most beautiful cities. It is also a community that is at the forefront of victim services in Australia.

Further details on keynote speakers, the call for abstracts and registrations will be forthcoming in 2014.

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Yours sincerely

The Stakeholders

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts
22 September 2014

Registrations open
4 January 2015

Abstract submissions close
27 February 2015
21 March 2015

Free Writers Workshop
20 January 2015


WA Police
Government of Western Australia Department of Child Protection and Family Support
Edith Cowan University
Government of Western Australia Department of Child Protection and Family Support
Constable Care
Parkerville: Children and Youth Care (Inc)
Society of Professional Social Workers
Staging Connections
Government of Western Australia Department of Child Protection and Family Support

Major Sponsors

State Super Financial Services Australia


Protective Behaviours WA | The right to feel safe