The NSW Children’s Week™ Awards recognise outstanding achievements by children and the work of adults in supporting children in any relevant endeavour as an individual or a group. The NSW Children’s Week Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the needs, interests and welfare of children in the following categories:
Exceptional Young Person
Community Commitment Award
Advocacy for Children Award
Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 NSW Children’s Week Awards.
The Exceptional Young Person Award: Emily Holman
Emily is a young carer working as a mentor and program leader with the On Fire program in Campbelltown.
The Endeavour Award: Emily Arthur
Emily Arthur is a young carer who volunteers with the On Fire program based in Campbelltown to support other young carers living in families affected by mental illness.
The Community Commitment Award: Eden Marine for their Community Service Program.
Every week a group of over 60 students involved in the program visit residents of a retirement home.
The Advocacy for Children Award was presented to two joint winners this year: Shaping Outcomes and KU Starting Points.
Shaping Outcomes, a Bryon Bay based program works to support the families of young children with disability and/or developmental delay.
KU Starting Points in Macarthur is an Early Childhood Intervention program for families with children under eight years of age with disability and/or developmental delay.