Children do best when life is on an even keel and their parents have the support they need.

By being kind to parents, supporting family-friendly policies, and building connected communities, we’re all helping to give Australia’s children the best start in life.

National Child Protection Week (1 – 7 September) is all about celebrating the many ways – big and small – that everyone in the community can make a difference in the life of a child.

Most importantly, we need to recognise that parenting is like sailing a boat; it takes skill and practice, anyone can encounter rough waters from time to time, and we can all do our bit to help build the safe harbours and lighthouses that all families need.

At Unley Primary, we pride ourselves on our caring and supportive approach. We are committed to maintaining a strong school community where children and their families are valued. We encourage you to talk to a trusted staff member to learn more about the ways our school can support your family.

NAPCAN (National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) is a national organisation dedicated to the safety and wellbeing of Australia’s children and young people. NAPCAN offers a wide range of resources for parents, including a suite of brochures about interacting with children, video resources and online tip sheets on how we can all play our part.

To find out more about the Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum that your child/children engage with throughout the school year, and to understand how you can support their learning, we encourage you to take a look at the following fact sheets:

Rec – Y2 Fact sheet

Y3-5 Fact sheet

Y6-9 Fact sheet