This year’s National Child Protection Week (5-11 September) supports the theme ‘Every child, in every community, needs a fair go’.
In the coming days, we will contribute to these discussions across our social platforms by sharing the thoughts of Centacare staff who support children and young people.
The discussions kicked off on Father’s Day yesterday with volunteer Andrew Day’s plea to dads to “be a bother”.
The phrase has become a catchcry at Dad’s Business HQ at Elizabeth Downs, where Andrew volunteers every Tuesday.
The father-of-four turned to Dad’s Business six years ago as he sought to rebuild his familial relationships.
Such is Andrew’s belief in the program, he joined Centacare as a volunteer earlier this year in a bid to play a part in helping fellow dads in the north overcome personal and parenting challenges. Meet Andrew HERE.
Collective thinking about how we keep children and safe well is critical. Providing every family and community with the robust system of supports they need, has tremendous power to build critical relationships between children and caring adults.