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NAPCAN CEO steps down from child protection charity

NAPCAN CEO steps down from child protection charity A Message from Teresa Scott, President of the NAPCAN Board After 12 years as CEO of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), Richard Cooke is stepping away from his role on the charity. The NAPCAN Board want to acknowledge and thank Richard…

September 23, 2022
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Keynote address by National Children’s Commissioner at launch of National Child Protection Week

NAPCAN thanks the National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, for her insightful keynote address at the official launch of National Child Protection Week, Government House, Canberra, 5 September 2022. The media release relating to the address can be found on the Commissioner’s website, and coverage of the story can be found on SBS. Notes from her…

September 6, 2022
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Children’s Activity Booklet – available for download!

NAPCAN is excited to launch the Children’s Activity Booklet for National Child Protection Week 2022, now available for download. The booklet includes a wide range of activities to engage children, families and child-focused organisations in National Child Protection Week The aim of this booklet is to: – Start conversations about how to build the safest…

August 8, 2022
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Webinar Series Launched for National Child Protection Week

This year’s National Child Protection Week webinar series has been carefully designed to support conversations about how we make sure every child grows up safe and supported. In doing this, we have included a range of discussions highlighting some of the ‘big picture’ issues around child protection. These discussions will bring new dimensions to our…

August 8, 2022
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Homelessness Week: Children need stable housing

This blog has been prepared by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) for National Homelessness Week (1-7 August). Also watch our short 30-second clip about what children say about homelessness.    For children, housing is about even more than a home To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need…

August 1, 2022
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ORDER NOW! National Child Protection Week posters…

National Child Protection Week (4-10 September) is fast approaching so we’re busy finalising resources and activities to support all Australians to get involved with building safe and supportive communities for children. To have free printed posters sent to you, please place your orders by Friday 1 July. For more information about National Child Protection Week…

June 23, 2022
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Neighbourhood Centres are Safe Harbours for Families

Neighbourhood Centre Week, happening across Australia from 9 to 15 May 2022, is a nationwide initiative to celebrate the role of over 1,000 Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres. This year’s theme is ‘Building resilience by bringing people together’. In Queensland alone, there are 143 neighbourhood centres supporting more than 1.6 million people who attend…

May 13, 2022
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Qld Community of Practice for Love Bites

NAPCAN’s Love Bites community plays a big part in the primary prevention of family and domestic violence in Queensland. This Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month, we would like to take the opportunity to bring our Love Bites community together in an online community of practice via Zoom. The event will have an informal format…

May 11, 2022
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Children’s Art Activity

Last year, we loved hearing what children and young people had to say about their communities, so we will be running a similar activity for 2022. To find out how to support children and young people in your life to get involved with the art activity, visit the Art Activity page. If you want to go…

April 12, 2022
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New Love Bites Manual Released!

NAPCAN is excited to announce the 2022 release of the new Love Bites manual. The manual looks different and has many small improvements and changes, with general updates across most of the program activities and resources. For an overview of the changes download the Love Bites New Release PDF. Do I need to use the…

April 5, 2022
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