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MEDIA ALERT - National Child Protection Week invites everyone in Australia to be part of the conversation

  • Helen Fogarty
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MEDIA ALERT – Distributed Monday 31 August 2020

National Child Protection Week invites everyone in Australia to be part of the conversation

Putting Children First is the theme of National Child Protection Week which kicks off on Fathers’ Day, 6 September. 

NAPCAN CEO, Richard Cooke, says, “The added stress on families due to the coronavirus pandemic means National Child Protection Week is more important than ever.” 

“Australia’s children need all of us to be playing our part in keeping them safe and well.”

“As many people as possible – not just ‘experts’ – need to be part of important conversations about putting children first.”

“The shift to mostly online webinars (due to social distancing restrictions) means we can bring these incredible speakers, including international speakers, to a much broader audience, which is really exciting,” says Mr Cooke. 

During the week 6 – 12 September, there will be free webinars every day  featuring 30+ speakers, on topics such as: 

  • Early childhood development
  • Our roles in preventing child abuse
  • What every neighbourhood needs in order for children to do well 
  • Safe social media usage for children (including sessions for parents and virtual classroom events for teachers). 

The Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley will be kicking off the week in a live-streamed event. The launch will also feature a keynote presentation by Dr Richard Denniss, from the Australia Insititute, who will look at the big picture of preventing child abuse in Australia.

For more information, or to book, go to www.napcan.org.au/official-program-webinars-events/