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National Child Protection Week | 5 – 11 September 2021

September 2, 2021

 

National Child Protection Week begins on Sunday 5 September 2021, running from 5 – 11 September, with the Catholic Church in Australia marking Safeguarding Sunday (formerly Child Protection Sunday) on 12 September 2021.

The 2021 theme is ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.’

This theme seeks to highlight the bigger picture in addressing child abuse and neglect, particularly the role of family and community in ensuring the health and wellbeing of youth.

We would like to thank all those involved in advocating and implementing child safe environments in the Diocese of Wollongong. It is this collective initiative that will ensure the safety, welfare, and wellbeing of today’s youth.

The Office of Professional Standards and Safeguarding (OPSS) have received several resources from external safeguarding organisations, and we provide these resources to you in the attached document for your consideration. We encourage you to utilise these resources in your parishes, ministries, and communities.

If there’s any way in which we can further support you in marking Safeguarding Sunday (and Child Protection week), please don’t hesitate to contact OPSS on (02) 4222 2428 or email [email protected].

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