Putting Children’s Rights into Action



National Quality Standard
QA1Educational program and practice
QA2Children’s health and safety
QA3Physical environment
QA5Relationships with children
QA6Collaborative partnerships with families and communities
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
1Know students and how they learn
3Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
4Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
7Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Emma King
Originally an early childhood teacher, Emma has worked in a range of senior strategic policy and programme positions in education, child protection, the disability services sector as well as, the former Queensland commission for children and Young People and Child Guardian.
Marie Stuart
Working in the area of Early Intervention and Child protection since 1983, Marie has managed, researched and worked in the Early Childhood and Child Protection sector in Qld and NSW, provided technical consultancy to Early childhood programmes, taught in early childhood, early intervention and adult education


In early 2015, the National Children’s Commissioner and Early Childhood Australia launched the ‘Supporting Young Children’s Rights: Statement of Intent’. The next step is to take this document off the shelf and put it into action! Presenters Emma King and Marie Stuart consider how the document relates to the early childhood sector, day-to-day practice, the NQF and the UNCRC. They also outline key mechanisms for participants to provide ideas and examples of child rights in action.