National Child Protection Week | 6-12 September 2020

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National Child Protection Week

This year National Child Protection Week will celebrate its 30th year with the theme: Putting children first…‘Putting children first’ was front of mind when the National Child Protection Week campaign was launched in 1990, with the aim of bringing abuse and neglect out of the shadows and putting child wellbeing on the national agenda. Since then, the need to put children first has been recognised time and time again as an important pillar for boosting the wellbeing of all children in Australia.

While Covid-19 is sadly turning life upside down for most of society, plans will still go ahead for National Child Protection Week. Events may need to be online, but the message that we all have a part to play will be more important than ever.

Under this year’s theme of ‘Putting children first’ all Australians are invited to look at how they can prioritise children in their lives and communities and to engage in National Child Protection Week – as individuals, and as part of families, organisations, communities and society.

Putting children first means prioritising the safety and wellbeing of children. To grow up well children need to feel safe and loved, have a chance to play and explore, have a say in decisions that affect them, and access to essential things like food, shelter and healthcare.

For children to thrive we need to come together as a community and put children’s needs first during National Child Protection Week and every week.

How you can be involved:

NAPCAN is excited to launch the official Putting Children First webinar series for National Child Protection Week (6-12 September 2020). The program features more than 30 inspiring speakers (local, national and international) across 5 days. Register for a webinar here.

Pledge your support for the campaign – Just submit your logo and a few words about how you will support National Child Protection Week.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the NAPCAN website

What:      National Child Protection Week

When:     Sunday 6 – Saturday 12 September 2020

Where:   Register Online

Who:        Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: NAPCAN website


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