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National Principles for Child Safe Organisations: Are your board members onboard? 

National Principles for Child Safe Organisations: Are your board members onboard?  Children thrive in organisations where the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations are embedded at every level from the boardroom to the front line. That’s why NAPCAN has developed a free condensed online Child Safe Organisations Briefing (just 1.5 hours) specifically for board members…

April 28, 2023
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Introducing … Untaught Education!

Are there things that you wish you were taught in school but weren’t? Or things that young people are telling you they want to know more about but don’t know who to ask? NAPCAN’s Youth Speak Out – also known as NYSO and made up of 19 representatives from all across Australia – have identified that there are…

April 20, 2023
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Juvenile Justice Reforms Qld

Juvenile justice is of key interest to our work at NAPCAN because we know that young offenders are much more likely to have suffered serious trauma in childhood, that locking up children increases rates of rearrest, and that adult contact with the jail system, in turn, increases the risk of harm for the next generation….

February 24, 2023
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Children’s Week in the NT

Children’s Week shines a light on high levels of child poverty Children’s Week is currently being celebrated across Australia and the Northern Territory, to shine a light on the rights of every child in every community to grow up with the opportunity to thrive.  More than 30 years ago, Australia signed the United Nations Convention…

October 27, 2022
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Let’s listen to children this Children’s Week and every week!

This week is Children’s Week – a time to focus on the rights of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the right to have a say on matters that affect them. We’re pleased to be able to share with you the video ‘CHANGE THE WORLD’, which is a…

October 26, 2022
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Webinar: Poverty & Keeping Children Safe

The recording of this webinar is now available on NAPCAN’s video resources page. For links to information mentioned in the webinar, download the Resource Sheet.  WEBINAR: POVERTY & KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE When: Thursday 20th October 3pm AEDT time (Sydney), 2pm AEST (Brisbane)  NAPCAN in conversation with Professor Brigid Featherstone, UK Professor Ilan Katz, UNSW Claudia…

October 5, 2022
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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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