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National Child Protection Week 2023 – ‘Where we start matters’ | #childsafety | #kids | #chldern | #parents | #schoolsafey

  • Cook
    Labor Government committed to improving the lives and safety of children
  • National
    Child Safe Principles are being implemented across community service
    organisations such as early childhood education and day care centres
  • Child
    Safe Organisations Knowledge Hub now live
  • National
    Child Protection Week runs from 3-9 September 2023

At the start of National Child Protection Week, Child Protection Minister
Sabine Winton is calling on everyone in the community to champion this year’s message,
‘Where we start matters’.

The safety and wellbeing of Western Australia’s children is a priority for
the Cook Labor Government and is at the heart of the National Association for Prevention
of Child Abuse and Neglect’s enduring theme for this week, ‘Every child, in
every community needs a fair go’.

As part of National Child Protection Week, MPs have been accepting new
book and toy donations across the State to gift to children in out of home
care, and the Department of Communities district offices will be hosting a range
of local community events.

National Child Protection Week is also an opportunity to highlight the
role that the whole community has in protecting children from abuse and neglect,
with the reminder that protecting children is everyone’s business.

Today the State Government launched the Child Safe Organisations
Knowledge Hub, a guide for organisations to develop child safe cultures and
practices, including the ability to identify risks and take agreed actions to
prevent, respond to and report child abuse.

The online hub brings together information and resources about the
National Child Safe Principles in one central easy to access place for
organisations and service providers, parents, families, carers, children and
young people. For more information: https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/childsafeorgs

National Child Safe Principles, which promote child safety and wellbeing,
are also being implemented across community service organisations such as early
childhood education and day care centres. 

Children’s early years are a priority for the Government through initiatives
such as the Early Years Partnership, which are helping to improve the
development, health and learning of children in four Western Australian

More information on National Child Protection Week can be found on the NAPCAN Website

Comments attributed to Child Protection Minister Sabine Winton:

“Children’s early years continue to be a priority for our Government, as
‘where we start’ truly does matter.

“When we support children’s wellbeing and safety, we are investing in
their future and the future of the community. That’s why child safe
organisations are so important.

“We all have a part to play in keeping children safe, and by working
together, we can help ensure our children have a brighter future.

“The Cook Labor Government acknowledges the significant contribution
that child protection workers, foster and kinship carers and support services make
in keeping children safe.”


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