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All children have the right to have their culture acknowledged and respected.  If this does not happen, it can lead to the child not feeling valued in their community.culture
Culture and language are part of identity. Children and families can suffer if their culture and language are ignored, demeaned or marginalised.

Respecting diversity is about:

  • building responsive relationships
  • open and honest communication
  • examining one's own personal ideas, customs and beliefs and respecting that the beliefs of one person may not be the same as another
  • acknowledging and respecting that others can hold different beliefs with equal conviction.

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Translated Material about Children's Services

The following document links are translated material about 'Getting to know children's service in NSW', and covers common questions such as types of childcare, fees, enrolement and dietary needs (CALD Project, 2007).

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Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Services

Macarthur Multicultural Children's Services Association
Address: 8 Iolanthe St, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Phone: (02) 4629 5107 
Description: Provides multicultural resources to children's services and members.

 

Macarthur Diversity Services Inc.
Address: Level 2 Centre Court, 101 Queen St, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Phone: (02) 4627 1188  
Description: MDSI provides a range of social service programs ranging from welfare services, education, social support, aged care and community projects

 

Inclusion Support Agency (KU)
Address:  3/6 Queen Street, Narellan NSW 2567
Phone:   (02) 4647 9140
Description:  KU supports staff to include children aged 0-12 years who are from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background or children who have a disability.

 

Ethnic Child Care Family and Community Services Co-Op
Address:  Building 3, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Phone:   (02) 9569 1288
Description:  Supports children's services to meet the need of CALD children and families in the Metro South West

 

NABU Aboriginal Team
Address:  6 Warby Street, Campbelltown NSW 2560
Phone:   (02) 4628 7233
Description:  Support for Aboriginal families in Macarthur

 

Centrelink (for non-English speakers)
Phone: 131 202

 

International Interpreter Service
Phone: 1800 112 477 

 

Telephone Interpreting Service 
Phone: 131 450


Contacts and Links

Ethnic Child Care Family and Community Services Cooperative
The Co-operative is committed to ensure that people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Backgrounds be provided with the opportunity to participate and receive services relevant, sensitive and appropriate to their linguistic, cultural, religious and lifestyle needs.

 

My Language
MyLanguage provides access to search engines, web directories and news in over sixty languages.

 

FKA Children's Services
Story resources and fact sheet in a variety of languages.

 

NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service
The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service provides information, links and health resources in a wide range of languages

 

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
Provides access to information about Australian visas, Australian citizenship.

 

Community Relations Commission
Recognises and values the different linguistic, religious, racial and ethnic backgrounds of residents of NSW, and promotes equal rights and responsibilities for all residents of NSW.