Keeping children safe
National child protection week
It takes a village to raise a child, and a strong community to make sure all our children stay safe.
In NSW last year there were 66,689 children and teenagers receiving child protection services. We can do better than this for our kids. This National Child Protection Week, we are asking you to consider ways you can make your own community safer.
Just by getting to know the children and families in your neighbourhood, you are helping create a strong and safe community. Simple acts of friendship make a difference – taking the time to say hello, having a chat with your neighbours, and maybe helping each other in practical ways such as shopping or picking each others kids up from school.
Foster carers are an essential part of our safety-net for children.
When a little one, or a tween or teen, is at their most vulnerable and needs a safe-haven, foster parents step in to care for them.
For however long they are needed, foster carers provide the home and nurture that children need to thrive. It may be just a few short days or months while a family works towards creating a safe home for their kids to return to. It may be for longer as a guardian or adoptive parent.
Contact My Forever Family NSW to find out how you can become a foster carer or adoptive parent.
Email us or phone 1300 782 975.
Together we can make a difference to the heartbreaking statistics.
Find out about more things you can do to keep kids safe, from the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and the Australian Federal Police.