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Child Protection Week Awards – Nominations close soon!

Do you know someone who works tirelessly to help keep children and young people safe, and families strong?  If so, consider nominating them for an award today!  A number of states around Australia run Child Protection Week Awards as an important way to:  recognise the hard work of individuals and organisations who are playing their…

May 8, 2023
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National Principles for Child Safe Organisations: Are your board members onboard? 

National Principles for Child Safe Organisations: Are your board members onboard?  Children thrive in organisations where the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations are embedded at every level from the boardroom to the front line. That’s why NAPCAN has developed a free condensed online Child Safe Organisations Briefing (just 1.5 hours) specifically for board members…

April 28, 2023
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Introducing … Untaught Education!

Are there things that you wish you were taught in school but weren’t? Or things that young people are telling you they want to know more about but don’t know who to ask? NAPCAN’s Youth Speak Out – also known as NYSO and made up of 19 representatives from all across Australia – have identified that there are…

April 20, 2023
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How does being a friendly neighbour help children? 

How does being a friendly neighbour help children?  Creating kind, friendly environments for children is more than just a nice idea; research shows that it can help to boost children’s health and wellbeing.   The negative side – Adverse Childhood Experiences  When we talk about child wellbeing we often talk about Adverse Childhood Experiences. These…

March 23, 2023
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Juvenile Justice Reforms Qld

Juvenile justice is of key interest to our work at NAPCAN because we know that young offenders are much more likely to have suffered serious trauma in childhood, that locking up children increases rates of rearrest, and that adult contact with the jail system, in turn, increases the risk of harm for the next generation….

February 24, 2023
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We’re hiring! NAPCAN is looking for a National Respectful Relationships Education Manager

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of children and young people? Are you someone who has the skills to build community connections and roll out educational programs across Australia? Do you enjoy managing a team of dynamic and talented people? Are you a whizz at evaluations or enjoy gathering data to…

February 3, 2023
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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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