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National Child Protection Week Event - Darwin


Preventing child abuse: Q&A Forum Darwin

Any amount of child abuse is too much: it hurts the individual, it hurts the family and it hurts the community – with huge emotional, social and financial costs that can last for generations. The good news, however, 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, with the support of the Northern Territory Government, is excited to invite 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 7am for a 7.30am start at the Darwin Convention Centre
  • a light fingerfood breakfast, with a ‘meet the panel’ and networking morning tea to follow the main event from 9.45am
  • entertainment


  • Daryl Higgins, Director of ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies and expert on public health approaches to protecting children
  • Charlie King, committed children’s advocate
  • Natalie Cole, Children’s Worker, Darwin Aboriginal and Islander Women’s Shelter
  • Lesley Taylor, National Manager – Prevention Strategies, NAPCAN

You can book up to 9 attendees per table.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tue. 4 September 2018
7:30 am – 10:30 am ACST

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Darwin Convention Centre
Exhibition Room 1
10 Stokes Hill Road
Darwin City, NT 0800

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