National Children’s Week schedule expanded to include online and virtual events

National Children’s Week schedule expanded to include online and virtual events

by Freya Lucas

October 26, 2020

National Children’s Week, held from 24 October to 1 November across the country, will this year offer an expanded program of recognition and events online and in virtual formats, as COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings persist. 

 

Federal Assistant Minister for Children and Families, Michelle Landry said the week serves as a reminder that every child deserves a safe, stable and loving home.

 

“Ensuring that our kids have the right to experience a happy and stable childhood is one of the most important responsibilities of all levels of government,” Assistant Minister Landry said.

 

National Children’s Week “reminds us to encourage children to thrive and celebrate their talents, skills and achievements”, she continued, outlining the work being done by the Federal Government to work with states and territories to develop a successor plan to the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, when it concludes in June 2021.

 

The next children’s strategy, Assistant Minister Landry said, “will aim to improve the safety of our kids, young people and their families, especially those at risk of harm”. 

 

At the conclusion of National Children’s Week the Australian Human Rights Commission will welcome Ms Anne Hollonds as the new National Children’s Commissioner. 

 

To learn more about National Children’s Week, or to get involved, please see here

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