In recent years, people have been asking us for more ideas about the types of events to organise during National Child Protection Week (1-7 September 2019).
A great place to start is by looking at the wide range of events from last year, for instance:
- BBQ and Expo, Geralton
- Breakfast and Community Expo, Weipa
- Child Care Centre Morning Tea, Goodna
- Dedicated Church Service About Children, Newcastle
- Family Fun Day, Maitland
- Footy for Fun Day to Engage Men, Ravenswood
- Interagency Meeting to Network with Workers, Perth
- Morning Tea with Speakers, Adelaide
- Parent Information Evening, Peel
- Professional Development Day, Sunshine Coast
- Supported Playgroups, Northcott
The value of events:
There are many different types of National Child Protection Week events and they all help children and families in different ways, including by:
- Promoting the week and its key messages.
- Sharing information so everyone knows how to play their part in protecting children.
- Taking time out to connect, listen to, and value children.
- Learning more about the services and supports that are available.
- Providing social opportunities for families and communities. This builds the informal social supports that are good for children and families.
- Connecting with others to share information and build partnerships.
- Promoting the needs of children and how we can all make a difference in the lives of children.
- Advocating for the supports and services that families need.
Ideas and tips:
- Events can be big or small (anything from a morning tea with neighbours, to a family fun day can be a great National Child Protection Week event)
- Events can be for children, for families, for staff, or for anyone in the community. Protecting children is everyone’s business, and we want everyone to play a part.
- Use our events calendar, social media resources, posters, and newsletter articles to promote your event.
- Consider asking your local media along to your event to do a story.
- Our kids activities are a great start for engaging children, and can then be used for an art display.
For general information about how to get involved with National Child Protection Week and to download the resources mentioned above, visit our Get Involved page at: https://www.napcan.org.au/ncpw-get-involved/
If you are interested in professional development on any of these topics, please see our training calendar for more information about our training and workshops. FREE workshops available in Queensland and the Northern Territory.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK!