The death of 12-year-old schoolgirl, Tiahleigh Palmer, is a senseless tragedy that has touched almost every Queenslander and rightfully raised feelings of anger, blame, sadness and helplessness. But NAPCAN urges Queenslanders to move away from blame and aggressive finger-pointing and to ask ourselves ‘what can I do to play my part in protecting children?’.
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect warns that the Royal Commission into Youth Detention in the Northern Territory must this time be followed by some real action if it is to have any value.
In particular, they want to see prevention-focused outcomes identified in previous reports and inquiries into the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Systems in the Northern Territory implemented as a matter of urgency.
NAPCAN President Teresa Scott says those recommendations, fully implemented, would go a long way to preventing children and young people having to come into contact with the Child Protection and Juvenile Justice Systems in the first place.
NAPCAN congratulates Ellen Poyner, who has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship to conduct further research and investigation into family violence and sexual assault prevention programs and evaluations.
Sophie from the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, Teresa Scott, NAPCAN President and Leesa Waters, Deputy CEO with Kelly Banister, Australian Women’s Health Network CEO at the launch of the Our Watch campaign.
Nominate a hero of child, youth and family services for 2014 awards. The Victorian Government is calling for nominations for the Robin Clark Memorial Awards 2014. Nominations are sought for individuals, teams and groups who have made a difference to the lives of vulnerable children, young people and families through their work in Victoria….