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25 November 2013
Constable Care Harm Prevention Program Recognised As Best In Australia

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. 

To view photos from the ceremony visit our Flickr page

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16 August 2013
The Shining Stars of Child Safety Celebrate in Style

Crown Perth’s Grand Ballroom lit up with the stars of child safety on Saturday night, 10 August 2013 as The Constable Care Child Safety Awards took place to celebrate the achievements of the remarkable Western Australians dedicated to protecting children from harm and creating child-safe environments and communities.

The evening saw over 450 guests, dressed in their gala best, enjoy a three-course dinner and a presentation ceremony hosted by Deborah Kennedy to acknowledge the many and varied stakeholders involved in this vital field of work. Amongst the attending dignitaries was Patron of the Constable Care Child Safety Foundation, The Honourable Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC QC, Commissioner of Police WA, Karl O’Callaghan APM and Western Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner, Wayne Gregson APM.

Karrinyup Primary School kicked off the night’s entertainment with a DRUMBEAT Beats of Life piece followed by two incredible solo vocal performances from Rhea Cosico and Shanti-Lee Fitzgerald from Lakeland Senior High School Specialist Music Technology Program.

Nine Child Safety Award categories were presented during the evening to celebrate the achievements of volunteers, employees, the emergency services, educators and carers, local and state government, community program and corporate partnerships in metropolitan and regional Western Australia. Each winner received a framed certificate and Constable Care Child Safety Medal. These winners were all considered in the selection of The Constable Care Child Safety Award of the Year for 2013 which was awarded to Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT Program.

Constable Care Child Safety Foundation CEO, David Gribble, extended his congratulations to all the child safety award winners and finalists, “Western Australia is very lucky to have all these incredible people out there doing such great work for our children and young people…Constable Care is a name synonymous with keeping children safe here in WA - so the child safety awards really is a natural extension of our work and collaborations in the child safety sector.”

The evening concluded in a shroud of feathers, frocks and hits from the ‘80’s as 100% Kylie got everyone up and dancing – the perfect end to a wonderful celebration of the stars of child safety.

To view photos from the evening please visit

The category award winners for the 2013 Child Safety Awards went to:

WA Child Safety Education & Care Award 
Holyoake: DRUMBEAT Program

Child Safety Program & Partnership Award – Regional & Remote WA 
Inclusion WA: Inclusive School Holiday Program Karratha

WA Government Department & Agency Child Safety Award 
School Drug Education & Road Aware (SDERA): Challenges and Choices Program

WA Local Government Child Safety Award 
City Of Armadale: IGNITE Basketball program

WA Child Safety Employee Award  
Helen Cunningham: WA Sports Federation

WA Child Safety Volunteer Award 
Matthew Scanlon: Fair Game

WA Police & Emergency Services Child Safety Award 
Station Officer Mark Papadopoff: DFES

Child Safety Program & Partnership Award – Metropolitan WA 
David Wirrpanda Foundation: Deadly Sista Girlz

WA Corporate Child Safety Program & Partnership Award 
Hawaiian: Youth Focus Hawaiian Ride For Youth

The Constable Care Child Safety Award of the Year 2013
Holyoake: DRUMBEAT Program

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