National Child Protection Week

National Child Protection Week is being held from 4 – 10 September 2022. 

This week is National Child Protection Week, and it is an opportunity to promote the value of children and focus our attention on matters of Child Protection. Most of us recognise that child protection is key to ensuring that children in our communities, families and schools are safe, nurtured and protected. Sometimes this means acknowledging that children are neglected or harmed. In order to stop child abuse and neglect and ensure child protection in our society, we all need to play our part by assisting families who struggle as well as speaking out about abuse when we see it or hear about it. Often children tell us what is happening to them through either very clear statements or in subtle ways. Our role as adults is to pay attention regardless of the way children tell us what is happening for them. The theme for this year is: Every child, in every community, needs a fair go.

National Child Protection Week is a great time to start conversations with children and families about feeling safe. Children are safest when they are listened to, respected and believed.

To treat all of Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family and community has what kids need to thrive and be healthy.

​This year the campaign will continue to embrace the overarching message that ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’. Find out more at: