Neighbourhood Centres

Children benefit when we bring people together to create connected communities.

Neighbourhood centres play a special role in building the types of communities that are best for children … where people are friendly … where children feel safe and valued … and where parents can get the support that they need. A community centre can be like a safe harbour for a family, especially if they are navigating choppy waters.

We can all help to create a safe harbour for families when we:

  • Bring families and communities together.
  • Welcome a child with a smile or remember their name.
  • Listen to children and act on what they say.
  • Be a friend to a parent or carer.
  • Help parents and carers get the support they need.
  • Create fun, child-friendly spaces.
  • Speak up when we see inappropriate behaviour towards a child orsomething that isn’t safe.

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