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National Child Protection Week Q&A Forum - Brisbane


Preventing child abuse: Q&A Forum – Brisbane

Any amount of child abuse is too much: it hurts the individual, it hurts the family, it hurts the community, and it has huge social and financial costs that can last for generations. However, the good news is that child abuse can be prevented if we all play our part.

Why then is there still so little talk about the things we can do to create communities that support families and children (before problems arise)? Why is the topic of primary prevention still largely missing from conversations about child abuse and neglect? And, when prevention is mentioned, why is it still so often confused with early intervention?

This National Child Protection Week (2-8 September) NAPCAN invites you to join the conversation about prevention.

Let’s talk. Let’s question. Let’s learn. Let’s share. Let’s get inspired.

Join us for a lively and inspiring Q&A Forum about why primary prevention needs to be front and centre when we talk about child abuse and neglect.

The event will include:

  • Registration from 9am for 9.30am start with refreshments to follow at 11.30am-midday
  • Acknowledgement of Country by Uncle Barry and children from Rosie’s Early Learning


  • Katrina Blowers, Channel 7


  • Norman Laing, Indigenous Lawyer and Advocate
  • Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner
  • Beenush Khokhar, R4Respect Ambassador
  • Denise Hagan, CEO Puuya Foundation, Lockhart River
  • Teresa Scott, NAPCAN President
  • Michael Hogan, Director-General, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Play Your Part Award presented by:

  • Cheryl Vardon, Chief Executive and Principal Commissioner

We hope to see you there!

Note: For many years NAPCAN has hosted a breakfast on the Tuesday of National Child Protection Week. This Q&A Event is instead of the breakfast, with the aim of ‘mixing things up a little’ and creating more opportunity for discussion and networking.


Tue. 4 September 2018
9:30 am – 12:00 pm AEST
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Plaza Auditorium
111 George Street
Brisbane City, QLD 4000

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