NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK
5-11 SEPTEMBER 2021
Theme: Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.
To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.
The 2021 theme for National Child Protection Week is all about the importance of the ‘bigger picture’ in addressing child abuse and neglect.
Children can thrive and be healthy when they have what they need to develop well.
But not every family has these resources.
This is why we need to support every child, family and community according to their needs.
This will create a healthier, fairer Australia for all children.
A lot of great research is helping us understand more and more about what children need to thrive.
Child Protection Week 2021 will be an opportunity to translate this knowledge into action. All skillsets, all people, and all communities are assets in this important endeavour.
Let’s make sure our neighbourhoods have strong foundations for families and children – jobs, safe places, libraries, parks, playgrounds, schools, child care, affordable housing, health services, social activities, clubs, friendly neighbours, businesses and more.
Many of you are already playing your part every day – as individuals, as community members, as volunteers and as workers – to help create these great communities for children.
When we do this together we can give
‘every child, in every neighbourhood, a fair go’.
Note: This year’s theme is based on the framing research for the Core Story for Early Childhood Development and Learning.