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National Child Abuse Prevention Awards 1999
Valuing Cultural Diversity Category

Recognising individuals and/or services, which are accessible to people from Aboriginal or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.


Dr Cary Ooi
New South Wales

Dr Cary T.T. Ooi, MBBS, JP, GCAE discussing his award with Alan Cadman MP


Dr Ooi is recognised for his long-term commitment in the area of developmental delay and child abuse. He has worked in community education on these issues for many years and has successfully raised awareness among the general population as well as the medical community.

His personal and professional commitment to child abuse prevention is exceptional.

"Dr Ooi's drive and determination in his work to prevent child abuse and educate the community is outstanding. His special interest in, and commitment to children has had a sustained and positive impact on the quality of their lives"

The National Child Abuse Prevention Awards were established by
the National Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse (NCPCA )
to recognise significant contributions to preventing child abuse and neglect


Extract from the Western Sydney Division General Practice Newsletter , February 2000

Dr Michael Fasher, President of the Division is absolutely delighted to report that one of our members, Dr Ooi of Castle Hill, recently won a national award for his work in the prevention of child abuse.

At the 7th Australasian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect in Perth, Dr Ooi was presented with the Valuing Cultural Diversity category of the inaugural National Child Abuse Prevention Awards.

Dr Ooi was flown to Perth so he could receive the award personally from Professor Kim Oates, chair of the National Council for Child Abuse Prevention.

The Valuing Cultural Diversity category rec-ognises services accessible to people from Aboriginal or cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Dr Ooi's citation states: "Dr Ooi is recognised for his long-term commitment in the area of developmental delay and child abuse. He has worked in community education on these issues for many years and has successfully raised awareness among the general population as well as the medical community. His personal commitment to child abuse prevention is exceptional."

Dr Ooi, who migrated to Australia from Malaysia in 1976, told the Times on his return . . . that work at his Excalibur Rd disabilities surgery centred mainly around helping victims of child neglect and abuse and those who had been injured by accidents.

Did you know that Western Sydney Area health Service is one of the highest areas of notifications of child abuse!

CONGRATULATIONS CARY - keep up the excellent work!

 


 

This page last updated: February 2000