Lunchtime Rumours Feast (21.8.2018)
Written on the 21 August 2018
21 August 2018
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
I was delighted to be able to attend this year's Lunchtime Rumours Feast in support of the formerly known Children's Protection Society. I say 'formerly' because this great organisation, which has been operating since 1896 and providing support and safeguarding children for the past 122 years, has changed its name to Kids First. How apt that an organisation that is working to improve the outcomes of children by focusing on preventative care and early intervention and giving support and assistance to children and their families is named Kids First. Identification of issues for these children and their families I think we all agree is critical to provide that early intervention. Putting kids first should be central to any decision that is made regarding a child at risk.The Lunchtime Rumours Feast has been running for the past 13 years and is always supported by so many generous Victorians. I would like to acknowledge all of those that work at Kids First the CEO, Aileen Ashford; the board members; and all the dedicated staff but also acknowledge the generosity of the Marriner Group, and in particular Elaine and David Marriner, who for years have been supporting the work of the Children's Protection Society and hosting this lunch. They, along with so many other sponsors and individuals, contribute so much to ensure the work of this organisation can continue with the vital program of work that benefits so many at-risk children.