Archive: Sep 2014

Children’s Week Events

 

We would like to acknowledge the great array of people all over the Territory who provided such diverse and meaningful activities for children to share their voices and be heard.

See the links below to reflect on the events during Darwin Children’s Week.

List of NT Children’s Week Events

ALICE SPRINGS CW EVENT FLYERS

NHULUNBUY, KATHERINE AND TENNANT CREEK CW EVENT FLYERS

DARWIN, REGION CW EVENT FLYERS

PALMERSTON CW EVENT FLYER 21 October

PALMERSTON CW EVENT FLYER 25 October

HUMPTY DOO & BATCHELOR CW EVENT FLYERS

Children’s Week Calendar of Events 2014

Children’s Week: 18-26 October

CHILDREN’S WEEK: 18 – 26 OCTOBER

This year we are celebrating Children’s Week with the theme taken from the United Nations Charter on the Rights of the Child Article 12:

“You have the right to speak and be heard”

Children’s Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October. A diverse range of events and activities are organised at National, State and Local levels. These focus the attention of the wider community on children, their needs and achievements.

NAPCAN would like to invite people in the Northern Territory to participate in Children’s Week by providing an activity, workshop or entertainment for children in your community around this year’s theme.

A range of resources are available, which highlight ways in which we can show children they are being heard and to support children to speak, participate and make decisions.

The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child and child’s right to speak posters are available (hard copy) for organisations to display. The official Children’s Week poster provides a space for your local events to be advertised.

For support and ideas for Children’s Week 2014 and to register your event, please contact greta.enbom@napcan.org.au.

To download the Children’s Week poster on which you can advertise your event, please click here.

Taking a Stand for Children is Everyone’s Business

Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has applauded the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) for its work in striving for child safety and wellbeing.

Mr Andrews has used an event for National Child Protection Week to thank NAPCAN for encouraging government, politicians, families and the community to work together to address child safety in their own neighbourhoods.

“As a nation, we need to take a stand on behalf of children who are harmed by violence, abuse and neglect,” he said.

“Effective community engagement is important if we are to tackle this scourge and National Child Protection Week is a significant part of our efforts towards this goal.”

NAPCAN established National Child Protection Week (7-13 September) in 1993 to promote child wellbeing and safety as a community responsibility and raise awareness about child abuse and neglect.

NAPCAN’s motto “protecting children is everyone’s business” is also a key objective of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children.

Mr Andrews said NAPCAN has been a strong supporter of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children and has worked hard to strengthen community awareness of this important issue.

“I am pleased my Department is continuing to support NAPCAN in this role,” he said.

“It’s been estimated that the annual cost of child abuse in Australia was $4 billion in 2007 and my department’s research shows that Australia would save $5.4 billion per annum as a result of improved family functioning.

“Strong family relationships and an empowered civil society, gives us the best chance to prevent problems before they occur and to intervene early to stop them from worsening.

“To this end, the Government’s focus will remain on how we can further strengthen family relationships and parenting skills and work with civil society.”

Link to the Ministers press release here