National Child Protection Week

Published: Wednesday 9th September 2015

National Child Protection Week is from 6 to 12 September.  All members of ACU can play a role in keeping children safe.  

Child abuse and neglect is one of Australia's most significant social problems.  Events such as National Child Protection week provide the opportunity to raise awareness about how we can play a role in keeping children safe. 

What can you do if you suspect a child is at risk?
Reporting incidences of harm or suspected harm is one way that you can help keep children safe.  Important contacts are:

  • the Police (telephone 000) in an emergency situation if a child is being harmed (or in imminent danger)
  • the relevant state or territory child protection agency listed on the National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) website if child abuse or neglect is witnessed or suspected
  • if the incident occurs at ACU or a staff member, student or other person associated with ACU is affected, contact one of the following, AND, if applicable, the Police or child protection agency:
    o    ACU Emergency Line on 8888 (from any internal ACU phone) or 1300 729 452 (from an external/mobile phone), or
    o    National Child Protection Manager (03 99533364) or HR (02 9701 4222)
    o    A person in authority within your organisational unit, preferably a member of Executive Planning Group.

How can I show my support for this important issue?

Learn more about child protection issues and the work being done by ACU’s Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS), including their recently launched report, and a survey for children and young people which is currently being conducted.