National Child Protection Week is held in September each year to promote messages of child abuse prevention and child protection, and was this year held from September 7th-13th. The Aboriginal Literacy Foundation supported Child Protection Week by donating books to the Government of Western Australia Department for Child Protection.
Child Protection Week 2014 was celebrated throughout Perth District in a number of ways. A morning tea was held for Principals from across the District, with an opportunity to meet and greet departmental officers. Children from Highgate Primary School participated in an art competition based on themes of “Doing our bit” and “What makes us feel safe”. Books donated by the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation were issued as prizes. A healthy breakfast, hosted by Highgate Primary School for the broader school community and supported by a number of sponsors and organised by the Department, was the highlight of the week.
We recently received a letter of thanks from Joanne Willox, a senior officer from the Perth District – “On behalf of the Department for Child Protection and Family Support, I would like to extend my sincerest thanks for your contribution to Perth District Child Protection Week 2014 events. Your contribution ensured a fun filled week of activities for children throughout our community”.