Winner for Staff Member of the Year

​​​North​​ern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD)

Rosemaria Flaherty, Jillian Skinner

As Child Protection Manager, Rosa makes an outstanding contribution to the NSW Health system. Her contribution is evidenced in a multitude of ways, by developing local solutions to child protection concerns, through contribution to research, by providing support to governmental policy, and providing ongoing assistance to our District staff and external agencies. Her advocacy to protect vulnerable children and families is inspirational.

Rosa’s recent work includes an innovative Child-at-Risk file flagging project which is leading an imperative cultural change regarding information sharing.

The research thesis that Rosa is currently undertaking relates directly to evaluating the high risk birth alert issued by NSW Family and Community Services to the mother. Once published, this research will provide previously non-existent evidence required for promoting procedural change to enhance outcomes for children.​​​​​​​

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