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MEDIA ALERT – National Child Protection Week invites everyone in Australia to be part of the conversation

MEDIA ALERT – Distributed Monday 31 August 2020 National Child Protection Week invites everyone in Australia to be part of the conversation Putting Children First is the theme of National Child Protection Week which kicks off on Fathers’ Day, 6 September.  NAPCAN CEO, Richard Cooke, says, “The added stress on families due to the coronavirus…

September 1, 2020
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Exciting Webinar Series Launched!

NAPCAN is excited to launch the official Putting Children First webinar series for National Child Protection Week (6-12 September 2020). The program features more than 30 inspiring speakers (local, national and international) across 5 days, with the aim of generating important life-changing conversations about how to boost the wellbeing of all Australia’s children. CLICK HERE…

August 19, 2020
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Add your logo to the National Child Protection Week campaign

Adding your logo to the National Child Protection Week campaign is quick and easy via our Get Involved page. Simply submit your logo and a few words about how you will support this year’s theme of Putting Children First – it’s that easy! You’ll also find posters, children’s activities, links to free webinars, social media…

August 19, 2020
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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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