Play your part in Queensland Child Protection Week 5 - 11 September
By Young People and Families | 2 September 2021
Queensland Child Protection Week 2021 encourages families, governments, and communities to do their part to ensure children have what they need to keep them safe and well to thrive and be healthy. What family wouldn't want that for their children!
This week is designed to raise the profile of all issues connected with child protection, including child abuse prevention, treatment, research, education, service provision and support for children, young people and families
Families help build a strong community
You can play your part in helping children thrive.
- Play with your children. It can be as simple as reading with them, or kicking a ball in the park. Playing with children helps build positive relationships in your family, and strengthens your connection with your child.
- Spend time with children and the young people in your life. Let them know their ideas and opinions are important by listening to what they have to say.
- Create opportunities for your family to spend time together.
- Get involved in your community. Joining groups such as for sporting activities will help you and your children have fun and meet people.
- Be a positive role model. Children and young people learn from the people they spend time with, so make your influence count!
Your local library is an ideal location to:
- find information and referral information for the services you need
- spend time with your children and connect socially
- take your family to play and have fun at free events and activities for children and families
- find cultural and recreational events to help build connections between families and young people
- hear community leaders speak at events to help families learn and grow together and strengthen community bonds
- grow your parenting skills and find opportunities for support, early literacy skill development and connect with other families
- attend community services and events for isolated families at outreach programs
- attend a youth space for genuine participation about issues that affect them
- have your say about your library service, and let your council know how the library is meeting the needs of children in your community
Activities and events
From Aurukun to Burleigh Queensland Child Protection Week has an event to suit you. Activities include: Lantern making workshops; Movie nights, Teddy Bear’s Picnic Family Fun Days, Parent information sessions and more.
Visit your local public library website to find if something is on in your community. Events may be in the library or online.
- Children can have their say about their local community by completing the Children’s Voices activity sheet
- A display in your council building or library to help promoting Queensland Child Protection Week.
- Register for one of the free webinars listed below.
Visit the website to find these resources
Use this week to talk to your children about issues relevant to Child Protection Week.
- Posters and tip sheets
- Webinars: Tailored free webinars for teachers, community, parents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. Book now.
- Printable resources on abuse prevention for schools and communities
The Queensland Child Protection Week Facebook page has updated information and even more resources
Why not attend a Queensland Child Protection Week event and help builder a safer community for your children?
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