Queensland communities support child protection with over 60 Child Protection Week 2011 activities to help keep kids safe

2011, Media Releases

MEDIA RELEASE. 25 August 2011


Over 60 community organisations will hold special events, training and awareness campaigns focused on keeping children safe from abuse and neglect as part of Child Protection Week between the 4-10 September.

Child Protection Week Queensland with the assistance of the Department of Communities, Child Safety Services funded the groups through a grants program to support communities to work towards the protection of children and young people in Queensland.

“The Child Protection Week Grants Program supports communities around Queensland to help prevent child harm and neglect in our communities,” said Queensland Child Protection Week Committee Chair Holly Brennan. “The events show how we can all do something to help keep our children safe.” Highlights include:

  •  Youth Service Providers are invited to join in this year’s hypothetical panel discussion, in Ipswich on 7 September; Amanda Margerison [email protected] 07 3812 1050.
  • Silky Oaks Childrens’ Haven in Manly will hold a Family Fun Day on 10 September. Contact Diane Brett Swann [email protected] 07 39068888.
  •  Cairns Emergency Services Cadets will produce a child protection themed float for the Cairns Festival on 20 September Sean McGuinness [email protected] 07 4032 8678.
  • Mercy Family Services Underwood will hold a child protection themed family carnival on Saturday 10 September at Eastern Suburbs Hockey Club. Dianne Wagner [email protected] 07 3340 5600.
  • Centacare Family Services Townsville will hold a Mini Doll Billboards – community art project. Ruth Poultney [email protected] 07 4749 5154.
  • Mackay Child Friendly Community Action Group will stage a teddy-bears’ picnic at the Mackay Regional Botanical Gardens, 6 Sept from 9.30 till 11.30am. Jennifer Parker [email protected] 07 4957 7222.
  • Kingston East Neighbourhood Group will hold a community event Kylie Jackson [email protected] 07 3808 1684.

A full list of the community events being held for Child Protection Week in Queensland is available on our website

The Child Protection Week Queensland Committee acknowledges the Minister for Child Safety Phil Reeves and the Department of Communities for supporting Child Protection Week 2011.


Vivienne Wynter, Media Officer

Caitlin King, Child Protection Week Project Officer