National Child Protection Week 2021 runs from Sunday, 5 September to Saturday, 11 September.
The initiative is organised by the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and this year’s theme is: ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.
“At the City of Canada Bay we want to do our part to help create a great community for children,” said Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.
“Last year our community collaborated to review the City of Canada Bay Council’s Child and Young Persons Protection Policy, and this was adopted by Council in October 2020. As part of this policy, we stated our commitment to being a Child Safe Community:
The City of Canada Bay is a Child Safe Community that recognises and advocates for the rights of children and young people. Our policies and procedures aim to reduce the likelihood of harm to children, to increase the likelihood of identifying and reporting harm and respond appropriately to disclosures, allegations or suspicions of harm. We believe that it ‘takes a village to raise a child’ and that protecting the vulnerable in our community is everybody’s responsibility, including parents and families, the greater community, non-government organisations and government organisations such as local councils.
“The Child Safe Working Group of Council also works to ensure Child Safe Standards underpin all the work we do in our community,” added Mayor Angelo Tsirekas.
For more information about National Child Protection Week or to get involved, visit the NAPCAN website.