The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation has been recognised as a national winner at the 2013 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards held at Parliament House in Canberra last week.
Presented by The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice, the Awards represent a joint initiative of the Australian, State and Territory governments rewarding the achievements of successful community crime prevention programs from around Australia. Nine national winners were named at the ceremony with The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation the only West Australian based organisation.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation’s range of theatre-in-education programs were recognised for their ability to effectively communicate crime prevention and citizenship messages including violence prevention, vandalism and online protective behaviours to children aged three to thirteen leading to the creation of safer and healthier communities.
David Gribble, CEO of The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation, accepted the Recognition of Excellence Award, “Winning this Award is a wonderful validation of the work that Constable Care is doing every day in Western Australia's classrooms.”
“The Award committee were looking for evidence that our programs were effective for children's education in safety and crime prevention, and our partnership with Edith Cowan University Child Health Promotion Research Centre to continually evaluate the outcomes has been significant in being able to demonstrate this.” Mr Gribble noted.
The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation is a registered harm prevention charity that has delivered award winning safety education programs to over 2million Western Australian children since 1989.
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