Protecting our children

CHILD protection week began around the nation yesterday and to recognise this, Community Development Stanthorpe (CDS) is running activities to raise awareness and educate people about child protection.

Some of the activities happening throughout the week will include; balloon animals, card crafts, reading corner, puzzles, play dough fun, play group, volunteering opportunities as well as much more.

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.

Child Protection Week promotes the belief that it is everyone's responsibility to make their community child friendly.

In Stanthorpe from Monday September 4 to Friday September 9, local service providers, including CDS, Headspace Southern Downs, Family Day Care, Kids Korner, BABS, Red Cross, Mercy Family Services and the SSHS Chaplaincy will be pooling resources and providing information sessions, activities and access to local service providers who deal with children, young people and their families.

The services aim to get the whole community involved, according the CDS, half the battle with child protection services is people knowing that there are local services that are available to them.

For more information please contact CDS on 46813777 or email cdsinc@halenet.com.au.

The shop front will be open from 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday from September 5 to 9.

Stanthorpe Border Post


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