Archive: Jun 2016

Register to receive NCPW posters

We aren’t quite ready to release our final poster designs yet however now is the time to register your mailing address and place your bulk orders.

Posters will be distributed by the end of July so please register to receive posters by clicking here.

If you have registered your mailing address with us, you will receive single prints of both the 2016 poster designs. If you wish to make a bulk order, (the cost is free) please email Ally Kodet-Moran (ally.kodet-moran@napcan.org.au) with the subject “Bulk Order 2016 NCPW Posters” and how many sets of posters you require.

The next batch of bulk orders will be distributed by mid July and the designs will also be available for download from our website in the next few weeks.

Please also register your National Child Protection Week events here.

Launch of the CRC 25 Australian Child Rights Progress Report

The CRC 25 Australian Child Rights Progress Report was launched on 10 June by the Australian Child Rights Taskforce and calls on the government to set a national agenda for children and young people.

The report considers the progress for children since Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. It specifically identifies that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, LGBTI children, children from rural areas, children with disabilities and children from migrant backgrounds are still more likely to experience poverty, discrimination, social exclusion and disadvantage.

Speaking at the launch of the report National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell said “As is recognised in the Report’s recommendations, in order to fully realise children’s rights we need active and systematic consideration of their interests in the development of our laws, policies and practices. And most importantly, we need to listen to what children and young people have to say as an intrinsic part of those processes and considerations and learn from and incorporate their input.”

The report has over 30 contributors from human rights agencies, community organisations, academics, experts and young people from across Australia and explores a number of key areas for children including family life, education and care, justice and health.

To download the report and for more information, please click here.

Love Bites artwork exhibition featured by Channel 7 in Gladstone

An exhibition of young people’s Love Bites artwork has been featured by Channel 7 in Gladstone, Queensland.

The pieces were created during the Love Bites program presented by dedicated facilitators who are part of the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence (CCRDFV) in Gladstone and were displayed by Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum.

The display of artwork illustrates the effectiveness of Love Bites in engaging young people and encouraging them to take a stand and make different choices for themselves and their relationships. Love Bites provides a platform for young people to speak out and educate their community about family violence and sexual assault. Sergeant Vicki Dredge who coordinates Love Bites in the region explained, “the students become part of the campaign so they start to understand the meaning behind it”.

Congratulations to all students and facilitators in the region on the fantastic exhibition.