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Get ready for National Child Protection Week (1-7 September 2019)

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National Child Protection Week is coordinated by NAPCAN starting on Father’s Day on the first Sunday of September (1-7 September 2019).

The aim of the week is to engage members of the community in supporting families and protecting children.

In 2019 National Child Protection Week focus on introducing a ‘child development’ communication frame to promote the messages that:

  • Kids do well when parents are supported
  • To raise thriving kids, parents need support to navigate life’s choppy waters

Read more about the 2019 theme.

This is a fantastic and rare opportunity to see Dr Nat Kendall-Taylor (CEO, FrameWorks Institute, US) discuss how the power of communication can create better outcomes for children. These three events will also feature Annette Michaux (Director, Parenting Research Centre) and local sector leaders. 

Book now:

  • Hobart (4 Sept)  
  • Brisbane (5 Sept) – including NAPCAN Board Director, Teresa Scott
  • Adelaide (6 Sept) – including NAPCAN Board Director, Teresa Scott

Annette Michaux (Director, Parenting Research Centre) will also be presenting at events in the Northern Territory along with Dr Shanti Raman (NAPCAN Board Director and Paediatrician).

Book now:

  • Darwin (2 Sept) – including Mal Galbraith (Manager, FAST NT) – click here and scroll down to the ‘National Child Protection Week Forum’ link for more information
  • Alice Springs (3 Sept) – including Shirleen Campbell (Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group)

Other key public events include:

  • Townsville (30 Aug) – including NAPCAN Board Director, Sue Packer (2019 Senior Australian of the Year)
  • Canberra (2 Sept) – including NAPCAN Board Directors, Teresa Scott & Sue Packer (2019 Senior Australian of the Year). Governor-General, David Hurley, confirmed to attend. – ALMOST FULL
  • Sydney (3 Sept)  – FULL 
  • Perth (6 Sept) – FULL 
  • Bundaberg Dinner (6 Sept) – including NAPCAN Board Director, Norman Laing, as guest speaker

Events will also include Children’s Commissioners, Ministers, sector leaders, award winning practitioners, topic experts and academics.

To find out more about how you can play your part this National Child Protection Week, visit our  ‘Get Involved’ page which includes information and resources such as:

  • Posters
  • Activities for children and young people
  • How to take the National Child Protection Week pledge
  • Banners and logos
  • Social media tiles
  • Tip sheets
  • And more…