Launching on Father’s Day each year, National Child Protection Week (NCPW) will run from 6 to 12 September 2020.

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of National Child Protection Week, with this year’s theme ‘Putting children first’.

Coordinated by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), the nationally celebrated week invites all Australians to play their part in promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.

Putting children first was chosen as this year’s theme as it was front of mind when the campaign was launched in 1990. The campaign was started to bring abuse and neglect out of the shadows and put children’s wellbeing on the national agenda.

Department of Communities offices across the metropolitan and regional areas are hosting events across the State encouraging participating in their communities, while also highlighting the support services available to assist families.

Events include community celebrations, information sessions, networking opportunities and art-related activities.

A number of free seminars are being run by NCPW that community and those working in the sector are encouraged to participate in. To find out more about NCPW, please visit the NAPCAN website. A full list of state events is also available on the registered events page.

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