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.

Speech Pathology Foundations for Paediatric Feeding

20th & 21st October 2016

Novotel Sydney Central

This 2-day workshop will focus on providing speech pathologists with foundational knowledge and practical support regarding the assessment and management of children with feeding difficulties. Please refer to the Information Sheet (pdf 103KB) for further details. To register, complete the online registration form at

2016 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.

2016 will see the previous Allied Health Telehealth program being enhanced to include WebEx web conferencing as well as videoconferencing. Registrations for Allied Health Telehealth Virtual Education sessions will continue to occur online. For further information regarding videoconferencing and web conferencing and what information you will need to register, visit the Telehealth Virtual Education page. Dates and details of sessions can be found in the 2016 Telehealth Virtual Education Calendar (pdf 187KB).


August 23 - The WebEx web conference session 'Standing and Powered Wheelchair Functions' was presented by Sarah-Grace Paguinto, Occupational Therapist, Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick; Helena Young, Occupational Therapist, Children's Hospital at Westmead and Karen Herbert, Physiotherapist, Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick. Please remember to complete your online evaluations at

September 6 - The WebEx web conference session 'Working with Anxious Children in the Therapy Setting' was presented by Dr Megan Lang, Clinical Psychologist, Sydney Children's Hospital and Dr Erin Cowley, Clinical Psychologist, Sydney Children's Hospital. Please remember to complete your online evaluation at

September 20 - The Virtual Meeting Room videoconference session 'The autism spectrum and girls' was presented by Rebecca Sutherland, Senior Speech Pathologist, Child Development Unit, Children's Hospital at Westmead. Please remember to complete your online evaluation at


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

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 being accepted and the current round will close on the 30th September 2016. Submit your expression of interest at

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