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National Families Week 2015

National Families Week 2015 will be held from Friday 15 May to Thursday 21 May 2015.

The aim of National Families Week 2015 is to celebrate the vital role that families play in Australian society. The 2015 theme is ‘Stronger Families, Stronger Communities’.

May 17, 2015
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Nominations for the 2015 Play Your Part Awards are now open!

The Play Your Part Awards seek to recognise individuals, communities and organisations from each State and Territory that have played their part to prevent child abuse and neglect through promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in Australia.


Nominate today!

April 29, 2015
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Youth For Change Conference 2015

The overall purpose of Youth for Change: creating a better future, is to provide an international forum for young people with a care experience to learn and grow, build self-confidence, and to connect with their peers and those working within the system.


The Youth for Change conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from the 2nd – 4th October 2015 and is open to all children and young people in care in Australia.

March 30, 2015
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Safer Internet Day, 10 February 2015

The 12th Safer Internet Day will be celebrated worldwide on Tuesday 10 February 2015. The theme for the day is: “Let’s create a better internet together”.

February 9, 2015
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NAPCAN’s Newest Resource

NAPCAN is pleased to release our newest resource, ‘Ways to support and encourage a child’s right to speak and be heard’.

November 20, 2014
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Abuse and neglect: Australia’s child protection ‘crisis’

The tragic death of four-year old Chloe Valentine in South Australia has raised concerns that the state’s child protection system is in crisis.

October 29, 2014
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Children’s Week Events

Click through for some reflections on the Darwin Children’s Week events.

September 24, 2014
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Children’s Week: 18-26 October

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels. These focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

September 9, 2014
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Taking a Stand for Children is Everyone’s Business

Mr Andrews has used an event for National Child Protection Week to thank NAPCAN for encouraging government, politicians, families and the community to work together to address child safety in their own neighbourhoods.

“As a nation, we need to take a stand on behalf of children who are harmed by violence, abuse and neglect,” he said.

September 7, 2014
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National Child Protection Week 2014 launched by Governor General and Lady Cosgrove

The 2014 National Child Protection Week 2014 campaign was launched at an afternoon tea hosted by Their Excellencies, Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove at Admiralty House.

September 5, 2014
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