Allied to Kids

Supporting Paediatric Allied Health Clinicians
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Welcome to the Children's Healthcare Network Allied to Kids (A2K) website!

Providing education, support and clinical resources to Allied Health professionals working with children across NSW.

The NSW Children's Healthcare Networks are currently collaborating on Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support. An Allied Health Educator is employed in each of the three Children's Healthcare Networks to address education, training and clinical support for NSW Health allied health professionals who work with children.

The Children's Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators would like to personally welcome you to the website, please take some time to browse the site!


Notice Board

Allied to Kids: allied health education and clinical support Implementation Plan (January 2015 - July 2019)

The Allied Health Educators have developed an implementation plan for distribution and are excited to be able to share it with you. The Implementation Plan (pdf 138K) introduces the vision for Allied to Kids - Allied Health professionals are educated and supported to provide children and families with the right care, in the right place, at the right time. Our plan aligns with the NSW Kids and Families document Healthy + Safe + Well: A strategic health plan for children, young people and families 2014 - 24.


MP4 Allied Health Paediatric Capacity Mapping

The Children’s Healthcare Network Allied Health Educators recently undertook a survey with allied health departments in metropolitan level 4 (MP4) facilities (hospitals with designated paediatric wards) regarding their capacity to provide services for children and young people.  The information contained in the report (pdf 770K) will be used to establish a baseline of current staffing and service provision, as well as identify key areas requiring service development, education and clinical support.


Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education

The Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education Program is an initiative of the NSW Children's Healthcare Network to promote the use of videoconferencing, web conferencing and other media as a means of supporting and developing Allied Health professionals' knowledge and confidence in the treatment of children presenting with more serious or complex clinical conditions across the Northern, Southern and Western Regions of the Children's Healthcare Network.

For further information regarding videoconferencing and web conferencing, what information you will need to register and proposed dates for 2017, visit the Telehealth Virtual Education page.

May 30 - The WebEx web conference session 'Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD) Clinic' was presented by Amanda Simon, Speech Pathologist and Diana Barnett, Occupational Therapist, Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete your online evaluation at

June 13 - The WebEx web conference session 'Motor Skills and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder: Translating knowledge into clinical practice' was to be presented by Dr Barbara Lucas, Deputy Manager Physiotherapy Services RNSH, Honorary Research Fellow: SCHN and Kid's Research Institute and Honorary Fellow: Musculoskeletal Division, School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Unfortunately technical difficulties prevented this session from occurring. Further information regarding the session will be provided in the near future.

June 27 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'Feeding Difficulties: A Case Perspective' will be presented by Rachel Lindeback, Dietitian and Khadeejah Moraby, Speech Pathologist, Sydney Children's Hospital. Please note that registrations for this session have now closed.

Expressions of interest for the Allied Health Educational Secondment Program now CLOSED

The Educational Secondment Program provides opportunities for NSW Health Allied Health professionals who work with children to access education and support by visiting one of the tertiary children’s hospitals or a specialist health facility for up to 5 days.

Expressions of interest are now closed.

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