General child care and related sites
Australian Children's Contact Services Association Inc. (ACCSA)
Australian Children's Contact Service Association Inc. is a non-profit association which promotes sound analysis of the role and limitations of supervised parent child contact services, provides a network for members and promotes quality in service provision.
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority is an independent statutory authority. It provides national leadership in promoting quality and continuous improvement in early childhood education and care and school age care in Australia.
The ACECQA website contains useful information for families on the National Quality Framework (NQF). It also contains the National Registers, which are an important part of the NQF as they help families assess the quality of approved education and child care services across the country.
Info Xchange Australia
The Info Xchange Inc. is an online, computer-based community information network. The Info Xchange offers access to accurate, up-to-date information on community support services and related issues 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Raising Children Network
The Raising Children Network see their role as providing information that can help parents with the day-to-day decisions of raising children, and looking after their own needs. The Raising Children Network believes that positive outcomes for children across a range of areas can be achieved when parents have access to information based on the best science in parenting and child health and development. The Raising Children Network finds and translates this science into everyday language so it can be used by parents.
Telethon Institute for Child Health Research
The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research is dedicated to the prevention of childhood diseases and disability. It was established in 1990 by Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley. The Institute's success stems from its innovative approach in bringing together researchers from different fields of science to tackle major issues in child health and wellbeing.