Moving in to 2015: An Update on Social Media
30 December, 2014
Over 2014, MissingSchool has continued to develop our website as a vehicle for communicating our mission, objectives, information and resources. We’ve increased sign-ups to our newsletter across the year and supported outreach by developing our Facebook presence. We are pleased that we have close to 100 “likes”.
Building a large membership base and social media presence are top priorities for the coming years, as is a virtual forum where parents and carers can interact to raise issues, resolve questions and learn about what their kids are entitled to and how those entitlements can be fulfilled.
We would love to thank all out volunteer contributors for supporting our communication efforts.
MissingSchool has established linkages and interactions with a number of organisations and some of these are listed below. We acknowledge these organisations for the time, support and goodwill they have contributed to our objectives:
- ACT Parents and Citizens Council, Australian Capital Territory
- Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
- Association for the Wellbeing of Children in Healthcare
- Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Consultative Body, Australian Capital Territory
- Behavioural Sciences Unit, Sydney Children’s Hospital
- Children’s Healthcare Australasia
- Cure Starts Now
- H.E.L.P. Alliance
- Home Parenting Australia
- Hospital Education Services, South Australia
- Kids’ Cancer Centre Parent Advisory Council (Sydney Children’s Hospital)
- Mater Hospital Special School, Queensland
- No Matter What
- Paediatrics at the Canberra Hospital, Australian Capital Territory
- Rare Voices
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
- Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane
- Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute, Victoria
- School of Special Education Needs, Western Australia
- Siblings Australia
- Westmead Children’s Hospital School, New South WalesMissingSchool has also been contacted by, and interacted with, a number of parents, and health and education practitioners who are keen to tell their stories and who want to fill the gap in information and advice on how to keep kids in their care connected to their schools.