National Child Protection Week

News | Posted September 3, 2021
National Child Protection Week

More than ever before National Child Protection Week reminds us that every child, in every community, needs the opportunity to thrive, be safe and be loved.

This year the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) is calling for fair treatment for all Australian children, by ensuring every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

Protecting children is everyone’s business sadly, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s Child Protection Australia report, more than 174,000 children received child protection services in Australia during 2019-20.

“Way too many Australian children required child protection services last year, and more than half were repeat clients. It is imperative we focus on putting children first through greater investment in evidence-based programs, it is the only way we will see better outcomes being achieved,”

says OzChild Chief Executive Officer, Dr Lisa Griffiths.

“Family and foster carers are vital when children cannot stay safely at home, but Covid has placed additional stressors on families, the out-of-home care system, and carers. Foster carers are exiting the system at alarming rates. We cannot continue to rely on the recruitment of carers to solve the child protection crisis,” adds Dr Griffiths.

Find out more about Child Protection Week and check out the free webinars here.

Read the media release here.

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