This year in Child Protection Week (3 – 9 September) we will be talking about the need to give every child in every community a fair go.
We’re looking for artworks to show what children and young people think about their relationships with family, friends and community.
These will then be used in our campaign (leading up to September) to help show that protecting children is about all of us working together.
You know your children best, so please feel free to guide your own conversations.
You may like to start by telling the children: ‘We want to learn more about what things and people YOU think are most important in making you feel happy, connected and safe in your life.’
Explain that it’s not just up to mums and dads to make sure you grow up healthy and well; it’s also up to the whole community to make sure that every family has the things they need.
As an example you could talk about the sorts of things that help build connections in communities like:
We’d like to get children and young people thinking about all aspects of their families and communities and what is important for them…
The following questions might be useful:
Depending on your group, you may like to get the children thinking a bit more deeply about fairness e.g. Do you think that all children have all the things that they need to grow up feeling happy, connected and safe? If NO – how do we make things more fair?
Draw or paint your artwork on A3 paper or larger.
Take a photo of the artwork. This is what will be displayed on our website.
When you save your file to send to us, please use the name of your organisation (or person) and the date (e.g. FunDaycare020322). This just helps us to keep track of the images.