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Where do we go from here? A child rights-based response to COVID-19

‘Where do we go from here?’ is a question many are asking in response to COVID-19. Written on behalf of the International Society for Social Pediatrics & Child Health (ISSOP) COVID-19 Working Group (including NAPCAN Board Member, Dr Shanti Raman) this paper calls for a child rights-based response. “We need to privilege the rights of…

July 1, 2020
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5-minute COVID-19 resource survey 

We are currently living in a time of extreme change.   At times like this, information can be a valuable support for families and children. But too much – or poorly explained – information can add to confusion and a sense of being overwhelmed. As the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, a…

April 29, 2020
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Children’s Art Competition – Closing date extended to 17 May

Due to the interruptions of COVID-19, NAPCAN has extended the annual children’s art competition by one month, with the deadline now set for 17 May 2020.  National Child Protection Week starts on the first Sunday of September (6-12 September 2020) and the artworks created by children and young people (up to age 18) are an…

April 29, 2020
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NAPCAN Statement: New NT laws recognise that prevention is better than cure

20 March 2020 Media release: NAPCAN – National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect  New laws recognise that prevention is better than cure The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect – NAPCAN – says that we can expect to see continued improvements for children in the Northern Territory as new…

March 20, 2020
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Child rights advocate announced as one of four final nominees for Northern Territory Local Hero Award

Child rights advocate announced as one of four final nominees for Northern Territory Local Hero Award The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is pleased to announce that Northern Territory Manager, Lesley Taylor, has been shortlisted for a Northern Territory Local Hero Award as part of the 2020 Australian of the…

October 25, 2019
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Celebrate Children’s Week (19 – 27 October 2019)

‘Children’s health starts with healthy communities’ is the message of this year’s Children’s Week, based on the theme that:  ‘You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well’. (Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on…

October 16, 2019
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Webinar – Putting children first: Changing how we communicate with parents to improve children’s outcomes

Last month, NAPCAN’s National Manager Prevention Strategies, Lesley Taylor hosted a webinar along with Derek McCormack from the Parenting Research Centre in partnership with the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS). The webinar was attended by 1050 individuals and discussed new research on effective ways to talk about parenting. It introduced new tools to help…

October 4, 2019
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ACYP is inviting entries for the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story Competition & Awards

Do you enjoy writing and storytelling? This is your opportunity to write a creative story (200-500 words) about an issue that is important to you and to other children and young people in 2019. The Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People is inviting entries for the NSW Children’s Week 2019 Creative Story…

September 16, 2019
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Putting children first: a new resource for practitioners

Thanks to the Hon Luke Donnellan, Victorian Minister for Child Protection and Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers for officially launching the Talking About Parenting resource today in Melbourne. The poster is a collaboration between the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS), the Parenting Research Centre (PRC) and NAPCAN, and is designed to support practitioners…

September 4, 2019
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NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK TO PUT SPOTLIGHT ON ATTITUDES

This Sunday is Father’s Day, which also marks the beginning of National Child Protection Week across Australia. The national association organising the week has called on Australians to put children first and give parents the support they need to do the important job of raising children. See attached media release for more information…

August 29, 2019
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