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COVID-19 update for the Minda community – Read our latest update current as of August 23, 2021

Children's Services

We understand every child, and every family, is different, and that’s why we’re here to help. Our children’s services team can tailor programs to help your child meet their goals and support your family to live your best lives.

Our highly skilled and dedicated children’s support workers deliver programs designed for young people with disability, including short term accommodation and individual supports.

We can help your child with:

  • Socialising
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Daily living skills for older children, including cooking and cleaning
  • Shopping and budgeting skills
  • Emotional regulation guidance
  • Building communication skills

Our short-term accommodation at Variety House offers your child the opportunity to meet new friends and learn new skills away from home, with individualised support from our highly qualified team. We offer short term accommodation all year round; your child can stay for the day, overnight, a weekend or longer.

Rest assured, your child is in good hands.

What your child can expect:

  • Individualised support tailored to your child
  • Staff ratio dependent on your child’s needs
  • Fun activities – including visiting the beach, going to a park, or staying in and watching a movie
  • Opportunity to make new friends
  • Personal care – including showering and dressing
  • Delicious and healthy meals provided on-site (with all dietary requirements catered for!)
  • Transport to and from school

With our individual support program your child's opportunities are endless! Whether your child wants to get involved in the community, learn a new skill, become more independent or find a new hobby, we can help!

Our team can help with:

  • Gross motor skills
  • Communication and behaviour regulation skills
  • Practical tasks – learning to cook tasty and healthy meals
  • Shopping
  • Budgeting skills
  • Getting your child involved in the community – including sports, community events and social activities

Support can be offered on a 1:1 or 2:1 basis, dependent on your child's needs, and transport is provided if required and in your child’s NDIS plan.

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care

We endorse The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care. You can find out more about The Charter of Rights at this link, and it simply and clearly states the rights of children and young people under the guardianship or in the custody of the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection.

This means our workers involved in the care of young people, including social workers and carers, seek to implement to the fullest extent possible, the terms of the Charter, as outlined in the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.

You can also download the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care poster from the Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People at the link below.

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