The City of Rockingham is proud to support Child Protection Week 2018 this September, with a number of workshops promoting children’s safety set to be held across the City.

Child Protection Week is a national campaign driven by the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.

From Sunday 2 September to Saturday 8 September the City will partner with South Coastal Health and Community Services to host three workshops delivered by Protective Behaviours WA.

The workshops will be held at South Coastal Health and Community Services’ clinic on Civic Boulevard in Rockingham and are suitable for parents, guardians or carers looking to learn more about child safety.

Mayor Barry Sammels said the workshops would give residents the chance to learn about the skills and strategies needed to prevent and reduce child abuse and violence in our community.

“The City has proudly run events and workshops like this during Child Protection Week for the past three years,” Mayor Sammels said.

“We have had positive feedback from the community and increased demand for these events, so in 2018 we have also held events in March and June, ahead of Child Protection Week in September.

“The safety and protection of children is a critical issue in our community and workshops like this play a key role in preventing child abuse.”

The workshops at South Coastal Health and Community Services will be held on:

  • Monday 3 September 9.30am–11.30am
  • Wednesday 5 September 5.30pm–7.30pm
  • Saturday 8 September 9am–11am

All workshops are free but places are limited. Creche facilities will also be available. To book your place contact the City on 9528 0333. For more information about the workshops, visit Community Support Services.

Parents, guardians, carers, children and teenagers in need of immediate support are encouraged to contact the Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800.

 

 

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