Put children first this National Child Protection Week
Territorians are encouraged to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children as part of putting children first this National Child Protection Week.
National Child Protection Week runs from 6-12 September, and celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2020 with the theme Putting children first. To grow up well, children need to feel safe and loved, have a chance to play and explore and have a say in decisions that impact them.
Everyone in the community has a part to play in ensuring the safety of children.
You can put children first by ensuring you report your concerns if you have a reasonable belief that a child is being, or has been, harmed or abused. You can report your concerns, or discuss them in more detail by calling the child abuse hotline on 1800 700 250.
Territorians who work with children, such as educators, health professionals and social workers, are also encouraged to review the information sharing guidelines on the Territory Families website to better understand obligations in sharing information to protect children.
Parents and family members are encouraged to always seek support if they need it. The FACES Support Line NT connects Territorians to vital family support services, including parenting support, financial support, housing, childcare and education. Families can call the FACES Support Line NT on 1800 999 900 between 8.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Friday.
Find out more about National Child Protection Week by visiting the NAPCAN website.