For over 20 years the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) has been running an annual National Child Protection Week campaign developing multimedia, visual and text resources to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia.
The 2014 Child Protection Week campaign stresses the importance of primary prevention to reduce child abuse and neglect in Australia with the theme: “Protecting Children is Everybody’s Business – Play Your Part.”
As the Catholic Church, we will continue to play our part in creating safe and supportive environments where children are free from harm. Bishop Peter Ingham has asked all parishes, schools and agencies to participate in Child Protection Week by raising awareness of the primary preventative measures available especially for parents to help them listen to and speak with their children in order to help keep them safe from harm.
NAPCAN has produced a series of excellent brochures for parents/guardians:
NAPCAN have also produced a number of Child Protection Week Posters that can be downloaded at http://napcan.org.au/resource-hub/napcan-child-protection-week-posters/
For more information visit http://napcan.org.au/ncpw/