The first of September marks the beginning of Child Protection Week. This year’s theme is focusing on encouraging communities to support families to ensure children thrive. In Australia over 32,000 children were proven to have been abused or neglected last year (2017-2018), according to NAPCAN.
The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) coordinates the Child Protection Week campaign each year.
Helen Fogarty, the national communication manager of National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect spoke with Jess Klajman from the Weekend Breakfast Show about Child Protection Week.
Photo: Artwork ‘Stormy Sea’ by Trelyse, the Queensland winner of NAPCAN’s children’s arts competition for Child Protection Week. Photo shared with permission by NAPCAN.
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.
Parent Line NSW on 1300 1300 52
To report suspected abuse or neglect of a child or young person or those at risk of harm from abuse or neglect. The Child Protection Helpline is a 24/7, statewide call centre staffed by professionally qualified caseworkers. Ph. 13 21 11
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