Archive: Aug 2015

Play Your Part Awards to be announced on Father’s Day

The 2015 NAPCAN Play Your Part Award recipients will be announced on Father’s Day, 6 September.

Thank you to all that nominated for the awards recognising community led prevention programs and initiatives, that are effective in promoting the safety and wellbeing of Australian children and young people.

Nominations were received from across the nation from a youth service in a remote community in Northern Territory, to a legal service in Sydney, to a sikh community in Western Sydney and a service to help vulnerable babies and toddlers in Victoria.

The State and Territory Play Your Part Awards recipients will be announced at the official start to the 25th National Child Protection Week on 6 September (Father’s Day) and will receive their awards at ceremonies in their relevant state.

In 2015 NAPCAN is pleased to announce three National Play Your Part Awards recipients. Two of the recipients of the National Awards will be announced on Friday 4 September at the launch of National Child Protection Week by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), at Admiralty House, Sydney. A third recipient of the National Play Your Part Awards will be presented their award on Monday 7 September by the Minister for Social Services, Hon. Scott Morrison.

Launching on Father’s Day every year, National Child Protection Week promotes the safety and wellbeing of Australian children and families by  informing, empowering and resourcing organisations and communities to play their part in responding to local needs.

National Child Protection Week Launch Events. Book Now!

Northern Territory National Child Protection Week Breakfast
Date: Wednesday 9 September  Time: 7:30am – 9:30am

NAPCAN in partnership with the Northern Territory Government invites you to attend the 2015 launch of National Child Protection Week in the Northern Territory, featuring special guest speaker Sue Rayment McHugh.
Download your invitation here
Book here.

 

Tasmanian National Child Protection Week Breakfast
Date: Tuesday 8 September  Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

NAPCAN, with the support of the Department of Health and Human Services – Children and Youth Services, is pleased to present the 2015 Tasmanian launch of National Child Protection Week, featuring special guest speaker, National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell.
Download your invitation here
Book here.

 

Queensland National Child Protection Week Breakfast
Date: Tuesday 8 September  Time: 7:00am – 9:00am

NAPCAN invites you to attend the 2015 launch of National Child Protection Week in Queensland, featuring guest speakers the Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP and Libby Davies, CEO White Ribbon Australia.
Download your invitation here
Book here.

 

South Australian National Child Protection Week Breakfast
Date: Thursday 10 September  Time: 9:00am (for a 9:15am start) – 11:00am

NAPCAN invites you to attend the 2015 launch of National Child Protection Week in South Australia, featuring guest The Hon. Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development. Minister Close will share her vision for giving South Australian children every chance to achieve their potential in life.
Download your invitation here.
Book here.

For information about events in other states and territories, please email ncpw@napcan.org.au.

National Child Protection Week events are taking place across the country

National Child Protection Week events are taking place across the country from a Pop-Up Playgroup in Western Sydney, a CREATE Celebration Day in Victoria (see the flyer image above), a Child Protection Week Colouring in Competition in Port Augusta, an As Eye See It exhibition in Perth and Sydney which showcases the out-of-home care journey of young people through images and captions; to a ‘Taking Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse’ seminar in Queensland with speakers from Griffith Criminology Institute, Life Without Barriers and True Relationships and Reproductive Health.

In Western Australia NAPCAN are hosting in partnership with Anglicare WA a State Play Your Part Awards event morning tea on Thursday 10 September at Foyer Oxford, Leederville. Take a few moments out of your day to hear about Anglicare WA’s ongoing commitment to becoming a safer organisation for children. See how to RSVP and the event details here.

Dr Sue Packer AM, NAPCAN Board Vice President will host the Australian Capital Territory Play Your Part Awards morning tea event on Monday 7 September at the Street Theatre in Canberra. The guest speaker will be Chris Stanilewicz from Women, Youth & Child Health Policy Unit, ACT Health. She will discuss:
building organisational capacity to safeguard children: a child safe, child friendly, child aware coordinating framework for ACT Health. See the RSVP and event details.

Register your National Child Protection Week event here.