National Child Protection Week will run from 4-10 September 2022. The overriding theme of National Child Protection Week in 2022 will be "Every child, in every community, needs a fair go."
This year, we will focus our attention, especially on children's safe and supportive upbringing.
Children and young people thrive when raised in a family, community, and culture where they are safe, connected, and supported. They have the right to develop in settings that cater to their needs both now and in the future. This year, let's discuss how to foster a nurturing environment for each youngster.
The focus of National Child Protection Week will be on what keeps kids safe and supported, including what kids, families, and the evidence have to say about it and how to put this understanding into practice.
We know that child protection services are overburdened and that too many children are not growing up in a safe and supportive environment. There are numerous options to change these kids' courses.
Together, we can end child abuse and neglect and lessen its effects by ensuring that every kid in every community has a fair chance at success.
How To Get Involved
- If you’re looking for activities to do with children during National Child Protection Week, check out this year’s Children’s Activity Booklet. Working through the pack is a great way for you to start a conversation with children about what makes them feel safe and supported where they live. You can download the booklet at Children's Activity Book.
- View this National Child Protection Week video from author and parenting specialist Maggie Dent, where she talks about the importance of ‘micro-connections’ with children.
- Sign up now for free professional development for Educators at Professional Development Courses
- Share National Child Protection Week messages and resources with your families and community
- Pledge your ECEC commitment to supporting National Child Protection Week by adding your logo to The Pledge Page
For more information, please read the following: National Child Protection Week