National Child Protection Week

6 – 12 September 2020

Celebrating 30 years with the theme ‘Putting children first’.

‘Putting children first’ was front of mind when the National Child Protection Week campaign was launched in 1990, with the aim of bringing abuse and neglect out of the shadows and putting child wellbeing on the national agenda.

Since then, the need to put children first has been recognised time and time again as an important pillar for boosting the wellbeing of all children in Australia.  

Under this year’s theme of ‘Putting children first’ all Australians are invited to look at how they can prioritise children in their lives and communities and to engage in National Child Protection Week – as individuals, and as part of families, organisations, communities and society.

Putting children first means prioritising the safety and wellbeing of children. To grow up well children need to feel safe and loved, have a chance to play and explore, have a say in decisions that affect them, and access to essential things like food, shelter and healthcare. 


The National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) are launching a range of different webinars throughout Child Protection Week including the following:


eSafety’s parent guide to popular apps 

Taking a look at TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube

The eSafety Commissioner has invited the parent/carer community to participate in their live (no cost) parent/webinars for National Child Protection Week. 

This live webinar (no cost), focuses on popular apps used by young people. It will include case studies, research, and targeted advice so you can support the young people in your life to have safe, enjoyable online experiences.

If you’re interested in registering to attend this webinar, please follow the link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/rt/9112156844257168398


A list of all events and webinars taking place throughout the week can be found here: https://www.napcan.org.au/official-program-webinars-events/


As always, hope you’re all keeping safe especially during these crazy times!


Brittany Taylor

Educational & Developmental Psychologist

Child Safety Officer