For over 20 years NAPCAN has been running an annual National Child Protection Week campaign developing multimedia, visual and text resources to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of primary prevention in dealing with the challenges of child abuse and neglect in Australia.
The campaign builds on the strengths of previous years and has evolved to provide support to communities to act on NAPCAN’s core message, “protecting children is everyone’s business”. Along with internationally acclaimed videos, such as the ‘Children See, Children Do’ campaign in 2007, NAPCAN has created practical tip sheets and resources for community members to develop campaigns and projects responding to local needs.
NAPCAN’s campaigns provide communities and individuals with practical information on how to ‘PLAY YOUR PART’.
The campaigns are a dialogue with the community, through which we aim to embed primary prevention messages into social discourse, and provide a platform for communities to be empowered, resourced and mobilised to take
action at a local level.
The theme for NCPW 2013 continues to be “Protecting Children is Everyone’s Business” and “Play Your Part”.
This campaign invites you, your family, your workplace and your community to play your part in promoting the wellbeing and safety of children and young people.
In support of National Child Protection Week events we will provide useful links to educational resources and encourage you to register the activities your community will be undertaking. NAPCAN will help promote this through our website.
Help spread the word about National Child Protection Week to your family, friends and community - share with each other how your community is keeping children and young people safe. Local media kits will be available soon.
We look forward to sharing the campaign with you in the coming weeks.