MEDIA RELEASE. 15 August 2012
Queensland Child Protection Week 2012 is staging the most extensive program in the history of the initiative, with record numbers of Child Protection Week Awards entrants and over 70 events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.
The Child Protection Week Awards are an annual ceremony, held during Child Protection Week 2-8 September.
The awards acknowledge the dedication, hard work and commitment of individuals and organisations who work towards the protection of children and young people in Queensland. The winners will be announced at the launch of Queensland Child Protection Week on 30 August.
In addition to the awards, Child Protection Week supports a major program of community events throughout Queensland focussed on the protection of children from abuse and neglect.
Child Protection Week Chair, Kelly Bucknall said a record number of award and event applications had been received.
“There are some prominent Queenslanders making significant contributions to preventing child harm and neglect in our communities and this has raised the profile of child protection,” Ms Bucknall said.
Ms Bucknall said a wide range of organisations including schools, domestic violence services, child protection groups and PCYC’s were staging public events in Child Protection Week 2012.
“The message of Child Protection Week is: Protecting Children is everybody’s business – play your part.”
For the full program of events, go to www.childprotection.week.org.au and click on the calendar of events.
Child Protection Week is coordinated nationally by NAPCAN and, in Queensland, by the Child Protection Week Committee under the auspicing body of ACT for Kids.
- Phone: 0432 173 016
Caitlin King, Child Protection Week Project Officer
- Phone: (07) 3844 6414 or 0418 408 062
- Email: [email protected]