Perspectives on the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program

The tough federal budget has many casualties – and welfare workers in schools are one of them.

Changes to the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program mean schools will no longer have funding to hire non-religious welfare workers.

Both academics and youth workers are worried chaplains aren’t equipped to deal with the myriad of issues facing young people.

HARRIET TATHAM explores this controversial story.

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