Free workshops to help protect Burnett children
FREE workshops will be held in Kingaroy to help with the prevention of child abuse and neglect.
The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect will visit Kingaroy in November, as part of its state-wide Play Your Part child safety education road show.
NAPCAN’s Queensland Manager, Sammy Bruderer said Queensland Government funding meant the association could deliver free workshops throughout Queensland, which would go a long way to making sure individuals and organisations understood their role in keeping children safe.
“This work is all about prevention; stopping child abuse and neglect before it happens. We know that one of the best ways to do this is to educate community members, particularly those who work directly or indirectly with children about how they can play their part in protecting children,” she said.
“These workshops are usually offered as fee for service, so this is a great opportunity for community organisations to access free professional training and, more importantly, do their bit to keep our children safe.”
Minister for Child Safety Shannon Fentiman said, while child safety staff and non-government agencies did a great job in dealing with some of the most vulnerable children in our state, it was important to build responsible communities playing their part in caring for children.
“Child safety is everyone’s business and giving people the skills to create child safe environments helps prevent abuse and neglect of children,” she said.
The workshop will be in Kingaroy from 9am to noon on Thursday, November 30.
This workshop is for all employees and volunteers who work with children to ensure they understand their responsibilities in identifying and reporting abuse, with topics covering:
Roles and responsibilities in the prevention of child abuse and neglect, legislative roles and responsibilities in relation to reporting child abuse and neglect (i.e. mandatory reporting).
Organisational and individual responsibility in responding to early indicators of harm and family support needs, definitions of child abuse and neglect including recognising harm indicators and child/family risk and protective factors.
How to respond to disclosures of child abuse and neglect prevention strategies and practices.
Child Safe Organisations Workshop (afternoon session) will be on November 30 from 1pm4.30pm.
This workshop is for all employees and volunteers to learn about their part in creating safe organisations for children, and preventing abuse before it occurs, with topics covering:
Background of child safe organisation development
Establishing and maintaining a child safe culture Child inclusive practice How to create child safe and friendly environments
Key elements of a child safe organisation
Introducing the ‘more than safe’ commitment statement.
To book, participants will need to visit www.napcan.org.au and click on the link to the training calendar at the bottom left of the home page. Or direct link to www.napcan.ismartsoftware .net/iRegister/Courses.
Healthcare professionals; teachers and childcare workers; businesses who employ young people.