7 September 2015 | General Interest
Running from 6-12 September, National Child Protection Week invites all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
“Protecting children is everyone’s business.”
This year NAPCAN is encouraging us to find out more about our role in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children. Playing your part can range from encouraging children and young people’s participation in your community, to hosting a National Child Protection Week event or promoting a family friendly environment at your work.
A great tool to help carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care achieve this is SNAICC’s Supporting Carers online resource. This resource has been designed to support and empower carers in their day-to-day caring role of our children.
The Supporting Carers website provides carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with relevant information and culturally appropriate resources to help them to be active players in realising better outcomes for our children in their care. It covers practical issues like social and emotional wellbeing, connecting with culture and looking after yourself.
Access the Supporting Carers resource to increase your understanding of why culture is of vital importance in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Launching on Father’s Day every year, National Child Protection Week – now in its 25th year – supports and encourages the safety and wellbeing of Australian children and families through the Play Your Part Awards, events, programs and resources.
Visit the NAPCAN website to register your event, access tools such as posters and videos, and learn more about how you can play your part in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children.