Childrens Week Launched in the Northern Territory

Minister for Children and Families John Elferink today helped kick-off Children’s Week celebrations at the official launch.

This year’s Darwin launch host was Maddison Cocker, aged 12, who also hosted the event last year. Children’s Week runs from 19 to 27 October.

The week is a national event to celebrate the right of children to enjoy childhood and is a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

October 21, 2013
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Childrens Week in the Northern Territory, 19-27 October.

In the Northern Territory NAPCAN NT Coordinates Childrens Week. The theme is “A Caring World Shares”. Please register your event with NACPAN so we can share with others.

September 26, 2013
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Children See. Children Do. Make your influence positive.

NAPCAN’s highly successful community service video which has been viewed over 10,000,000 times on youtube across a number of NAPCAN and partners accounts.

September 19, 2013
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Child abuse should be viewed like smoking.

Child abuse in Australia should be viewed the same way as smoking – as a primary health problem with huge ramifications, a child protection advocate says.

September 18, 2013
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Bravehearts Fundraiser, November 24, 2013

Join a cycling event like no other and raise money for Bravehearts as it strives to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child. This is as close as you will ever come to competing in a pro cycling event.

The Bravehearts Time Trial is a replica of a professional trial from the ramp start to the motorcycle cameras and timing gates.

September 13, 2013
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Article on Domestic Violence by Victorian Police Commissioner, Ken Lay: “This is a bloke’s issue”

I want you all to imagine something with me. Imagine that each week an Australian is murdered at a train station.

That each week, someone’s brother or sister; mother or father is violently killed getting on or off a train. Picture it?
Now picture the public response.

September 13, 2013
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Blocking the digital danger: The AFP’s ThinkUKnow program plays a big part to protect children online.

ThinkUKnow, a partnership between the AFP, Microsoft and Datacom, that is an Internet safety program delivering interactive training to children, parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.

September 5, 2013
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Play Your Part – Support a Child Protection Week Event in your State

Find a Child Protection Week Event to support in your State or register your own event with us.

August 27, 2013
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National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children – Second three-year action plan 2012-2015

On 30 April 2009, the Council of Australian Governments endorsed the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020, an ambitious and long-term agenda to improve the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children.

August 27, 2013
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Early action is key to improving the lives of all children.

Great article in the Sydney Morning Herald by Anne Hollonds who is the chief executive of the Benevolent Society. Last week I found myself reading the harrowing account of a day in the life of a Family and Community Services caseworker in the Herald. I only made it to ”10am” before I had to stop. The…

August 25, 2013
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