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Child Protection Week Art Activity 2023 – Launched

As part of Child Protection Week (3 – 9 September), we’re looking for artworks to show what children and young people think about their relationships with family, friends and community.  These will then be used in our campaign (leading up to September) to help show that protecting children is about

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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