Queensland Child Protection Week, 1 - 7 September 2019

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Sunday 1 September is the start of Queensland Child Protection Week (1-7 September 2019), and it is an opportunity for us all in the community to connect and think about how we can work together to keep all children safe and feeling protected. 

Child Protection Week in Queensland is coordinated by the Child Protection Week Committee under the auspicing body of Act for Kids. In other states NAPCAN runs National Child Protection Week.

The aim of Child Protection Week is to raise the profile of all issues connected with child protection, including child abuse prevention, education, service provision and support for children, young people and families.

In 2019 National Child Protection Week will focus on introducing a ‘child development’ communication frame to promote the messages that:

  • Kids do well when parents are supported
  • To raise thriving kids, parents need support to navigate life’s choppy waters

We can all play a part in protecting children and to improve their future by building stronger communities and safer environments. Volunteering Queensland is helping by supporting community led support programs and volunteering opportunities. Learn what volunteer services are available so you can support others in need. 


Some of the opportunities currently available are:

Child Witness Support Volunteer

for Protect All Children Today Inc

PACT child witness support volunteers provide factual information to child witnesses and their carers about the Court process to prepare child witnesses for giving evidence.


Children's Support Worker

for North Brisbane Children's Contact Service

This role works to promote positive relationships between child/ren and both parents or significant others in the children’s lives by reducing the incident of children experiencing family and domestic violence, and being isolated from other family members.


Ready Reading Volunteer

for Volunteering Queensland 

This program provides training to ensure volunteers are supported in their endeavours to help students to grow and develop through reading. Ready Reading volunteers will be connected to schools in their local area to participate in their reading programs.


Volunteer Retail Assistant

for Save the Children

Save the Children is one of Australia's largest aid and development agencies dedicated to helping children. Their newly opened Op Shop in Kedron helps raise funds for children living in Australia and 120 countries worldwide. They work to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services.


For more details on Queensland Child Protection Week, please visit their website at childprotectionweek.org.au.

For more volunteering opportunities, please view volunteeringqld.org.au/roles/list.