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National Child Protection Week 5 – 11 September 2021

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Short article for organisations

National Child Protection Week (5-11 September 2021)

National Child Protection Week (5-11 September) is an annual event starting on the first Sunday of September. This year’s theme ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’ aims to spread the message that to treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

Visit https://www.napcan.org.au/get-involved-2021/ to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved including signing up for the newsletter, adding your logo, downloading posters, and joining in events and activities.

A feature of this year’s campaign will be the week-long webinar series which has been carefully designed to explore the theme: ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’. The webinars will feature more than 20 expert presenters from a range of organisations across Australia including ARACY, B4 Early Years Coalition, Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project, Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA), Children’s Commissioners, Connected Beginnings, Everybody’s Home Campaign, Flinders University, FrameWorks Institute US, NAPCAN, Top End Dreaming, SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, Talk Revolution, Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) and Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services. For the full program and to register go to: https://www.napcan.org.au/ncpw-webinars-2021/

 

Short article for organisations working directly with children e.g. early childhood, schools, clubs

National Child Protection Week (5-11 September 2021)

National Child Protection Week (5-11 September) is an annual event starting on the first Sunday of September. This year’s theme ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’ aims to spread the message that to treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

Visit https://www.napcan.org.au/get-involved-2021/ to find out more about the campaign, including activities for families.

In particular, check out the Children’s Art Activity which asks children what they think is most important in a child-friendly community https://www.napcan.org.au/art-activity/.

Longer article for organisations working directly with children 

National Child Protection Week (5-11 September)
Every Child in Every Community Needs a Fair Go

National Child Protection Week is all about the ways that we can all work together to build communities that support children and families.

Children are safest when they are listened to, respected and believed.

All adults can play a part by ‘tuning in’ to children in everyday situations about small worries; then they are much more likely to feel comfortable telling us if something big is wrong.

Talking with children about safety:

  • Support children to identify trusted adults (both within the family and outside) they can talk to, if they are worried, upset, or don’t feel safe. Make sure these adults know they are on your child’s list.
  • Remind children that they can talk to you or a trusted adult about anything, no matter how big or small their worry might be.
  • Talk to children about how they know when they feel safe or unsafe. Help them to listen to their early warning signs (how their body feels), and to trust their feelings and instincts.
  • Use everyday activities as opportunities for conversations (e.g. preparing meals and snacks, going for walks, playing, shopping). If children are used to having lots of communication, it can make it easier to talk when big or tricky issues come up.
  • Be open to talking about all kinds of feelings, including anger, joy, frustration, fear and anxiety. This helps children to develop a ‘feelings vocabulary’.

National Child Protection Week is a great time to start conversations with children and families about feeling safe.

Download the Children’s Activity Booklet to get started.
https://www.napcan.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/NCPW_ActivityBooklet_FINAL_2.pdf

Or for more general information about how to get involved with National Child Protection Week, visit https://www.napcan.org.au/get-involved-2021/

 

 

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK!