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What You May Not Know….. A message from the Children of Phoenix Founder on child sexual abuse in Australia

What you may not know ….. The sexual abuse of children remains one of the most urgent and unremitting issues across the globe. The current Royal Commission Inquiry into child sexual offending in institutional settings (Australia) has given national currency to an entrenched and critical social problem. While the current and ongoing Royal Commission is viewed by many as an unprecedented examination of child
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7th April 2017 – Power FM / 3BA Media Interview: The Danger Of Accepting Sex Offender Stereotypes

Garrath Cockerell, Content Director at Power FM & 3BA Radio Ballarat Media interview with Professor S. Caroline Taylor AM regarding the danger of accepting sex offender stereotypes  Ballarat Professor Caroline Taylor is a world renowned and respected expert and advocate for dealing with Child Sexual Abuse. She spoke to Garrath on Ballarat Today about the perpetrators and how the public can make the common mistake of forming stereotypes
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23rd February 2017 – New Legislation Passes To Keep Victorian Children Safe

23rd Feb 2017 New legislation has passed Victoria’s Parliament today, introducing a Reportable Conduct Scheme to better protect children from harm. The scheme requires certain organisations providing services to children to report centrally on any abuse allegations, ensuring individuals who pose a risk to children can be excluded from working with children, even if they don’t have a criminal record. The Commission for Children
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#Victims of #ChildSexAbuse – ‘Don’t Tell’ Wins Best Feature Film – 20th July 2017 screening at Regent Cinema Ballarat (Vic)! #CoP

      Listen to the 3BA 102.3 FM interview with Martin Sacks Tuesday 4th July! http://www.3ba.com.au/ballarat-today/latest-from-ballarat-today/67082-martin-sacks-new-film Now coming to Ballarat  (Vic) July 20th 2017! http://www.regententertainment.com.au/Movie/Dont-Tell 49 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat (Vic) 3350 Tickets will be $20.00 each (less for Students and Concession Card Holders) With all profits going to our foundation – providing educational scholarships to survivors of child sexual assault, providing educational pathways
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Global Survivors’ Forum – 18th & 19th November 2016 – ECPAT International!

ECPAT’s 90 members in 82 countries have one common mission: to eliminate the sexual exploitation of children http://www.ecpat.org/survivor-voices/global-survivors-forum-18-nov-2016/   2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the first World Congress against the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and the 10th anniversary of the UN violence study. In the 2016 Year Of Action, the Council of Europe will be hosting the first ever Global Survivors’ Forum
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25th October 2016 – New Laws To Better Protect Victorian Children

Media Release – The Hon Martin Pakula MP  Attorney-General Minister For Racing Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 NEW LAWS TO BETTER PROTECT VICTORIAN CHILDREN introduced new laws to better protect Victorian children by strengthening Working with Children Checks. The Working with Children Amendment Bill 2016 will make the application process more rigorous, addressing five key recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child
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Educational Scholarships for 2017 are now closed

Children of Phoenix Educational Scholarship applications are open to survivors of childhood sexual assault who are ready to continue or further their education.  Applicants need to demonstrate how their education was disrupted as a consequence of childhood abuse to help the Scholarship Committee assess applications.  Children of Phoenix scholarships are provided for primary school, high school, university and also vocational/adult community education levels. Applications close: 30th November 2016 Our
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$100,000 in Educational Scholarships granted over the last 10 years!

With only days left before our 3rd Annual Cupcake Morning Tea Fundraising event – Tuesday 6th September 2016 – we wish to say a big THANK YOU to all our supporters and volunteers without which we could not achieve our success to date – $100,000 in Educational Scholarships granted to survivors of childhood sexual abuse who have been negatively impacted by the heinous crimes
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The Children Of Phoenix Foundation Needs You

There is a lot of activity happening with us at CoP and this is the perfect time to ….. Jump on board and be part of our Journey – Together! Have you ever thought of becoming a Board Member of a Not-For-Profit organisation or foundation? Have you ever wanted to become a Volunteer for a NFP Foundation that is recognised on the Global/International stage? Do you
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2016 Cup Cake Morning Tea – Tuesday 6th September!

We are VERY excited to announce the date for this year’s Children Of Phoenix CupCake Morning Tea fundraising event – Tuesday 6th September – in association with National Child Protection Week which runs from the 4th through to the 10th! We have been contacting our many loyal supporters of our 2014 and 2015 events over the last few weeks and, as part of our commitment to reach out
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Another Great Cup Cake Morning Tea Fundraiser 

Proving beyond doubt that they ARE the ‘fresh food people’, Safeway, Sebastopol were again the sponsor of our second annual Cup Cake Morning Tea day held on Wednesday, September 9.  Bakery staff worked through the nite to bake and ice beautiful cup cakes in our charity colours.  The day raised close to $5,000 and we hope to make the day bigger and more successful next year. We are grateful to Des Carter,
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2016 Scholarship Round now closed

The Scholarship round for 2016 is open until 1st November 2015. Children of Phoenix Scholarship applications are open to survivors of childhood sexual assault who are ready to continue or further their education.  Children of Phoenix scholarships are provided for primary school, secondary school, University and also Vocational/adult community education levels. Scholarships are capped at a maximum monetary value and each application is assessed individually and where
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