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Protecting children is everybody’s business

This year the message of Child Protection Week will be supported by our local favourites the Titans.

The annual Teddy Bears Picnic on September 4 encourages everyone in our community to become involved in spreading the message of safety. Titans’ representatives will be joining us on the day to share a pass with children in promoting awareness and community participation.

Children will have the opportunity to interact with the players and get a few tips for their next big junior league game. Other fun and creative activities will be available such as face painting, and arts and crafts. Parents will also have the chance to learn about the supports available to them in our community.

Performances from local primary schools and Indigenous dance group ‘Kids caring for country’ will highlight the strengths of the children in our community. While the aim is to raise awareness for child protection, it is also a celebration of what our families, children and young people bring to our shire.

The event will be held on Wednesday September 4 from 10am to 12.30pm at Recreation Street, Tweed Heads. It is a free family fun day event.

Play your part is the theme of Child Protection Week September 1–7, 2013, which will be marked with special events across the Tweed shire. Other events highlighting Child Protection Week 2013 locally include: The Child Protection Week Breakfast : Thursday September 5, 8:30–10am, Elevation Church, Tweed Heads; and Youth Art Competition: What safety means to me, open to ages 12–18.

Many thanks are given to event contributors: The Family Centre, Family and Community Services, Elevation Church, On Track Community Programs, Kingscliff Arts School, Brighter Futures and Tweed Valley Women’s Service.

For more information or comments contact: Nicole Julien, The Family Centre on 07 5524 8711.


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