Best Start Support Resources

Information for providers and practitioners on current programs and policies, service guidelines, current research, fact sheets and reports relating to the health and well-being of children and families in Victoria, nationally and overseas.

Poster Kits are now on loan through Best Start to assist providers and other professionals in their promotional activities.

  • Posters - "Did you know?" a series of three A3 posters
  • Banners - 900 x 300mm Banners

Car Safety

Never Leave Kids in Cars

Every year over 5000 children are rescued after being left alone in a car. To avoid potentially tragic consequences, the Never Leave Kids in Cars campaign reminds parents to take their kids with them whenever they get out of the car, just as they do their valuables. For more information, see: Never Leave Kids in Cars

Department of Human Services

  • Maternity Care in Victoria- research in Measuring Maternity Care: A Set of Performance Indicators
  • Clinicians Health Channel  - aims to service the needs of clinicians - doctors, nurses and allied health professionals - in Victorian public hospitals by providing high quality information relevant to Australian clinical practice.
  • Children's Injury Prevention - the Victorian Injury Prevention Program works towards developing strategies at State and National levels, to reduce the incidence of injury in the Australian population.
  • People focus: 'Child Experts Gather' - Dr Deborah Phillips from the United States and Dr. J. Fraser Mustard from Canada speak at conference on early childhood held in Melbourne.
  • A to Z of programs : Public Health -  find fact sheets and information about child health and wellbeing.

Department of Transport

  • Department of Transport - formerly the Department of Infrastructure (DOI), the department is building a safer, fairer and greener transport system for all Victorians to create a more prosperous and connected community.

Department of Justice (DOJ)

  • Department of Justice (DOJ)  - search through 'Courts and Tribunals' on this website for information about the operation of the Children's Court of Victoria.

Other websites

  • The Australian Breastfeeding Association - is an organisation of people interested in the promotion and protection of breastfeeding. ABA is recognised internationally as a source of accurate information about breastfeeding management and research.
  • National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) - in order to help health workers provide consistent information on breastfeeding and infant feeding to new mothers, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has released a reference document called Infant Feeding Guidelines for Health Workers.