In 2022, National Child Protection Week will continue to embrace the overarching message that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’. In particular, this year we will be shining a light on children growing up safe and supported.
Children and young people thrive when they grow up safe, connected and supported in their family, community and culture.
They have the right to grow up in environments that support them according to their needs, now and into the future.
This year let’s talk about how we create a supportive environment for every child.
National Child Protection Week will be looking at what works to keep children safe and supported… what children are telling us… what families are telling us… what the evidence is telling us… and how to translate this knowledge into action.
We know that too many children are not growing up safe and supported and that Child Protection systems are overloaded. There are many opportunities to change the trajectory for these children.
We can stop child abuse and neglect – and reduce its impact – by working together to make sure every child in every community has a fair go.
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.
Click through to see videos from ministers in all states and territories
See new 2022 videos of support
The booklet includes a wide range of activities to engage children, families and child-focused organisations in National Child Protection Week.
Scroll through the images to see the imagination and creativity of this year’s art activity entrants.
Use our yellow community tiles to discuss the importance of community
COMMUNITY SUPPORT TILES
Find your community from the list, or contact us.
Libraries • Schools • Local Councils • Sporting Clubs • Early Childhood Centres • Neighbourhood Centres • Police • Health Workers • Neighbours • Local Businesses • Faith-based Organisations
Suggested post: Child abuse and neglect is a community issue and we all have a part to play in preventing it. This Child Protection Week, watch this short video from ANU to find out more about how you fit into the jigsaw that creates strong and supportive communities for children. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuYKO0ujN8I&t=3s How many pieces of the jigsaw do you see yourself in? For more information about Child Protection Week go to https://www.napcan.org.au/get-involved-2022/”
PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT
Thank you to the hundreds of organisations who have sent in their logos and words about how they’ll be supporting National Child Protection Week.
If you have an activity or project that helps to support children, National Child Protection Week is a great opportunity to promote your work. Use our draft media content to get you started. Or contact NAPCAN for quotes, comments or interviews.
National Child Protection Week will continue to embrace the overarching message that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.
In particular, this year we will be shining a light on children growing up safe and supported.