Written By: Helen Torpy on July 24, 2014 No Comment

Keep em safe is extremely proud to announce that on the 22nd of July 2014, the Minister for Crime Prevention- Edward O’Donohue announced $125,000 funding for Communities That Care to “build on the Keep em Safe campaign in Geelong”
Minister for Justice Edward O’Donohue announced funding to Communities That Care with Keep Em Safe as the [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on May 28, 2013 No Comment

The Keep Em Safe project was the top story in this months Grogwatch-Australian Drug Foundation.

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Written By: Helen Torpy on December 3, 2012 4 Comments

For the past two years, there has been collaboration between Lara Secondary College, Deakin University, Communities that Care and Keep em Safe Inc , to create a platform from which we can promote a community approach to the health and wellbeing of young people in Lara/Geelong.

Communities That Care Ltd. is a not-for-profit company formed through [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on March 31, 2012 3 Comments

Ideas for fun parties

Thanks to the parents, students and teachers at Adelaide Scotch College for these great ideas for
alcohol free parties:

“Sometimes it is a welcome sight and other times a cause for concern. The party invitation
for 15 -18 year olds can be a fraught minefield for parents. But it doesn’t
have to be and I [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on March 6, 2012 2 Comments

Keep em safe is proud to partner Deakin University in a community project to reduce adolescent alcohol use.

“Fourteen communities are being invited to join a partnership to prevent adolescent
alcohol use: Communities That Care Ltd., is a not-for–profit organisation that
is inviting fourteen community partners across Australia to participate in a
new project that aims to prevent community [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on October 28, 2011 No Comment

Article wrtten by Bruce Clark, Courtesy of the Herald Sun

ON August 13, 1999, my son Leigh, aged 15, was supplied with a massive quantity of alcohol. It contributed directly to his death.

Who gave permission to supply alcohol to our son? I was not asked. His mother was not asked.

Someone who [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on October 21, 2011 No Comment

FROM November, new laws will protect minors from unauthorised supply of alcohol in a private premise. These changes will be a part of the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 which also regulates laws in licensed premises.

The legislation speaks loud and clear: It will be against the law to supply alcohol to anyone under 18 years [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on February 10, 2011 One Comment

The coalition government announced this news in a press release late last year in response to concerns with the growing trends of harmful alcohol consumption by young people-particularly those that are being supplied alcohol at private parties or gatherings without parental permission.

Many Victorian parents are concerned that we have not moved in line with other [...]

Written By: Helen Torpy on July 25, 2010 No Comment

KEEP em SAFE  is proud to be involved in a Geelong Community forum discussing Secondary Supply of alcohol.

 The forum which is being organised by the Australian Drug Foundation can help you address alcohol and other drug issues in your community. The forum will be delivered in two sessions on August 11.

Written By: Helen Torpy on July 15, 2010 No Comment

    “Think again before you buy and supply”

  Secondary supply of alcohol to minors poses an enormous health risk to our young generation. It is the ‘powerhouse’ behind our current teenage drinking epidemic and encourages early introduction of alcohol as well as on-going availability. This disturbing phenomenon has been overlooked on a large scale by parents, [...]

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