Children’s Week (19 – 28 October, 2018) celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood and allows children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. Children’s Week is based on the articles expressed in the United Nations Convention on the Right of the Child, highlighting play, wellbeing and protection. The 2018 theme is based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 12 – Children have the right to say what they think should happen and have their opinions taken into account.
The Department of Health and Human Services recognises the importance of a safe and happy childhood and upholds the safety of children through its work promoting and overseeing the Child Safe Standards. To coincide with National Children's week, the department has released a new child safety poster (artist Beci Orpin pictured above) along with updated resources. The poster, along with the child safe standard resources may be downloaded from the Child Safe Standards section of the department's website.
The department also wishes to remind organisations that provide services or facilities for children of their legal obligations to comply with the Child Safe Standards.