NAPCAN’s strategy is to support and encourage changes in individual and community behaviour to stop child abuse and neglect before it starts by:
Promoting quality child abuse prevention research
Promoting quality research so the causes and impact of child abuse and neglect can be better understood and effective ways to prevent it can be developed and measured.
Advocating for child safe policies and strategies
Advocating for changes in policies and strategies that place the wellbeing and safety of children and young people first.
Coordinating National Child Protection Week and promoting the Play Your Part strategy
Coordinating National Child Protection Week and promoting the Play Your Part strategy to invite all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. “Protecting children is everyone’s business.”
Launching on Father’s Day every year National Child Protection Week, now in its 25th year, supports and encourages the safety and wellbeing of Australian children and families through the Play Your Part Awards, events, programs and resources. Read more about NCPW here.
Demonstrating good practice
Developing and promoting community led prevention programs and initiatives, that are evidenced based and effective in reducing the risks of abuse and neglect for children and young people, through our own programs such as Love Bites, All Children Being Safe, #Friends and promoting others through the Play Your Part Awards.
Supporting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people
Providing resources and training to support the safety and wellbeing of children and young people ranging from role based factsheets and brochures to child centred training, programs and initiatives such as the Aboriginal Girls Circle.