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Children’s Week in the NT

Children’s Week shines a light on high levels of child poverty Children’s Week is currently being celebrated across Australia and the Northern Territory, to shine a light on the rights of every child in every community to grow up with the opportunity to thrive.  More than 30 years ago, Australia signed the United Nations Convention…

October 27, 2022
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Let’s listen to children this Children’s Week and every week!

This week is Children’s Week – a time to focus on the rights of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, including the right to have a say on matters that affect them. We’re pleased to be able to share with you the video ‘CHANGE THE WORLD’, which is a…

October 26, 2022
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Webinar: Poverty & Keeping Children Safe

The recording of this webinar is now available on NAPCAN’s video resources page. For links to information mentioned in the webinar, download the Resource Sheet.  WEBINAR: POVERTY & KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE When: Thursday 20th October 3pm AEDT time (Sydney), 2pm AEST (Brisbane)  NAPCAN in conversation with Professor Brigid Featherstone, UK Professor Ilan Katz, UNSW Claudia…

October 5, 2022
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NAPCAN CEO steps down from child protection charity

NAPCAN CEO steps down from child protection charity A Message from Teresa Scott, President of the NAPCAN Board After 12 years as CEO of the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), Richard Cooke is stepping away from his role on the charity. The NAPCAN Board want to acknowledge and thank Richard…

September 23, 2022
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Keynote address by National Children’s Commissioner at launch of National Child Protection Week

NAPCAN thanks the National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, for her insightful keynote address at the official launch of National Child Protection Week, Government House, Canberra, 5 September 2022. The media release relating to the address can be found on the Commissioner’s website, and coverage of the story can be found on SBS. Notes from her…

September 6, 2022
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Children’s Activity Booklet – available for download!

NAPCAN is excited to launch the Children’s Activity Booklet for National Child Protection Week 2022, now available for download. The booklet includes a wide range of activities to engage children, families and child-focused organisations in National Child Protection Week The aim of this booklet is to: – Start conversations about how to build the safest…

August 8, 2022
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Webinar Series Launched for National Child Protection Week

This year’s National Child Protection Week webinar series has been carefully designed to support conversations about how we make sure every child grows up safe and supported. In doing this, we have included a range of discussions highlighting some of the ‘big picture’ issues around child protection. These discussions will bring new dimensions to our…

August 8, 2022
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Homelessness Week: Children need stable housing

This blog has been prepared by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) for National Homelessness Week (1-7 August). Also watch our short 30-second clip about what children say about homelessness.    For children, housing is about even more than a home To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need…

August 1, 2022
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Applications for NAPCAN’s Youth Advisory Council now open!

Opportunity The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is seeking a diverse and passionate group of young people aged between 13-25 to represent the voices and opinions of young people across Australia and help influence projects within NAPCAN. What’s the Objective? NAPCAN strongly values the voices of youth and is inspired…

July 25, 2022
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National Child Protection Week Posters 2022

The National Child Protection Week posters for 2022 have been created to represent the theme “Every child in every community needs a fair go”. Beautiful artwork received from children across Australia shows the incredible diversity in thought and representation of community. Poster 1 (Honeycomb Poster)This design represents our 2022 focus of creating a safe and…

June 28, 2022
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