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Bequeathed Estate

The Chair and Board Members of Children of Phoenix are delighted to announce that our unique, registered charity recently received a bequeath estate. This incredibly generous gift from a benefactor who wishes to remain anonymous, will enable life changing educational opportunities and achievements for many years to come. Upon being contacted and advised of the bequeathed estate, Professor Caroline Taylor AM, founder and Chair
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I will not have my voice taken from me

The urgent need to repeal an unjust law Recent changes to Victoria’s Judicial Reporting make it illegal for victim/survivor of sexual abuse to identify themselves. Our Founder and Chair Professor S Caroline Taylor AM is a respected international advocate for all those affected by sexual violence. Below is a copy of her recent article posted on LinkedIn, calling for this unjust legislation to be
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Children of Phoenix 2020 Scholarship Round

Scholarships for 2020 are Now Open Children of Phoenix 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
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2020 Fundraiser Event

Children of Phoenix are proud to be chosen as one of two charities to benefit from the Victoria police youth enhancement program charity event being held in Ballarat in February. Victoria Police have been great supporters of our charity and we are super delighted to be one of two charities of choice to benefit from this forthcoming event. Please consider entering a cricket team
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National Apology to victims of institutional abuse

Today the Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered an apology to victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse in institutional and church organisations. This apology accompanied a national redress scheme for victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse in government institutional and church organisations. On behalf of Children of Phoenix we acknowledge this momentous occasion for victims and survivors and their families and friends and
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CupCake Morning Tea 2018

We are VERY excited to announce the date for this year’s Children Of Phoenix CupCake Morning Tea fundraising event – Thursday 6th September – in association with National Child Protection Week 2018 which runs from the 3rd through to the 9th! We will be contacting our many loyal supporters of our 2016, 2015 and 2014 events over the next few weeks to order one of our freshly made, hand decorated cupcakes.  Alternatively
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Supporting 2018 Australian Summit Against Sexual Exploitation

Children of Phoenix Org is proud to be a supporter of the 2018 AUSTRALIAN SUMMIT AGAINST SEXUAL EXPLOITATION being hosted in Melbourne. Please drop by and see our stall and support our not-for-profit registered charity that is unique in Australia, providing educational scholarships to those whose educational pathways have been compromised and affected as a consequence of childhood sexual abuse. Sexual abuse makes a
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2017 Annual Cupcake Morning Tea – Sept 6th!

                Join with us and help change a victim’s life from surviving to thriving!    The Children of Phoenix Foundation is a registered not for profit charity with full DGR status.  We are a local charity (Victoria, Australia) and we have provided significant assistance to victim/survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA), children, youth and adults in this
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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

  And now available on DVD at: https://www.dvdland.com.au/products/DONT-TELL.html       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
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