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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.

 

 

 

 

Children and Young People’s Advisory Council meets with Tas Children’s Commissioner

The Children and Young People’s Advisory Council recently met with Mark Morrissey, the Commissioner for Children in Tasmania. The Council members discussed issues important to them including education, bullying, the environment, multicultural and religious diversity and how to develop good communities.

Another round of meeting is being planned for July this year. The input from the council members will be used in a report which the Commissioner will present to Parliament later this year.

Listen to the audio below.

Young people under the age of 18 are invited to join the Children and Young People’s Advisory Council group in Tasmania. Children and young people from all backgrounds, cultures and locations are invited to apply.  The Council is divided into three regional groups which will each meet the Commissioner twice a year in Launceston, Burnie or Hobart to talk about local, state and national issues affecting children and young people in Tasmania. For more information, click here.

 

2016 Play Your Part Awards now open for nominations!

Do you know someone who is doing something inspiring to promote the safety and wellbeing of children and young people?

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The Play Your Part Awards recognise inspiring initiatives which reduce children’s risk of experiencing abuse and neglect. Nominations are welcome for activities which contribute to keeping children safe and well whilst helping to build communities in which they can thrive.

Through showcasing the stories behind the Play Your Part Awards, we hope to encourage more individuals, organisations and communities to play their part in keeping children and young people safe. Nominations are encouraged for small and large initiatives that are making a difference!

Anyone can nominate an initiative or an individual for an award. For more information go to http://napcan.org.au/ncpw/play-your-part-awards/

Nominations close Monday 23 May 2016.

The recipients of the Play Your Part Awards will be announced in National Child Protection Week 4th – 10th September 2016.

Please spread the word about the Play Your Part Awards and make sure those making a difference get the recognition they deserve.