Category Archive: 2015 National Child Protection Week

Tips on how to play your part for 2015 National Child Protection Week

NAPCAN is pleased to release a calendar of tips to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people for the launch of 2015 National Child Protection Week.

See the ways in which you can play your part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and families during National Child Protection Week (and every week!).

Download today the 2015 NCPW Calendar of Tips.

The 2015 National Child Protection Week starts on Sunday

The 2015 National Child Protection Week will kick off on Father’s Day, Sunday 6 September, inviting all Australians to play their part to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. “Protecting children is everyone’s business.”

Thank you for registering National Child Protection Week events

NAPCAN is thrilled with the response from the community to host National Child Protection Week events including Virtual Classroom Presentations from the eSafety Commission, to be held in four states. The topics will include an online introduction to the eSafety Commission to support schools to develop and deliver their cybersafety programs, communicating online and secret security business.

NAPCAN will be hosting a Tasmanian Play Your Part Awards Event featuring guest speaker, National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, with support from the Department of Health and Human Services. A Taking Action to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse event will be held in the State Library of Victoria. The seminar features speakers from the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Life Without Barriers, Girl Guides Victoria and CyberSafety Solutions.

A Walk for William coordinated by Hamilton Community Preschool will be take place on Friday 11 September. “We are hoping by building a sense of community with our children and families that we can play a small part in raising awareness of William Tyrrell’s disappearance and at the same time reinforce the importance of child protection in our community.”

The Ballina Domestic Violence Liaison Committee is hosting a Child Protection is Everyone’s Business Event featuring children’s activities: colouring, painting, threading, play-dough, balloons, badges, pictures and stories. Goodstart Early Learning Andergrove in Queensland will be hosting a Crazy Hair Day, for people to learn more about National Child Protection Week and enjoy fun activities.

Register your event today. Play your part to support National Child Protection Week by posting photos from your event or from one that you attend with the #ncpw.

Please ensure if you post photos of children and young people, that their parent/guardian gives permission for the photo to be used on social media for National Child Protection Week. To attend or register a National Child Protection Week event go to:

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.