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This Sunday kicks off Queensland Child Protection Week running from 6 to 12 September. The Gold Coast has again come together to host the 4th Regional Child Protection Week to raise awareness and support for local families. To get our community involved there are family fun events in Burleigh, Southport and Oxenford.

 

Let’s have some fun and most importantly get friends and family members talking about protecting our children.

 

CPW 2015 flyer back copy (00000002)This year the message is simple, “every adult has a responsibility to keep children safe” and ACT FOR KIDS is reminding carers:

  • listening to children helps to protect them
  • mean or cruel words do harm
  • seeing or directly experiencing domestic or family violence affects children

 

Those involved in supporting the event include Centacare Family & Relationship Services, Act for Kids, Queensland Department of Communities, Gold Coast City Council, Communities for Children, The Benevolent Society and Queensland Police Service.

 

There will be plenty of free activities including jumping castles, face painting, balloons and a variety of games and activities for children.

 

Parents and carers will have an opportunity to talk to government and community organisations to gain information and education to support all aspects of a child’s healthy development and how they can access the support services they need in their community.

 

For more information please visit the Queensland Child Protection Week website www.childprotectionweek.org.au.

 

EVENTS

 

Burleigh – Family Fun day and Expo

Monday 7th of September

3pm – 5:30pm

Memorial Park, Connor Street, Burleigh Heads

Activities : Obstacle Course, Games, Boomerang competition, Face painting, Live entertainment, Information Stalls and a FREE sausage sizzle

 

Oxenford & Coomera Family Fun day and Expo

Wednesday 9th of September

9:30 am – 12pm

Oxenford and Coomera Youth centre, 25 Leo Graham Way, Oxenford

Activities: Jumping castle, Animal farm, Face painting, Children’s Train, Read and Grow Story Time, Smallsports activities, Balloon Artist, Hunting and Gathering Workshops, Giveaways, Information Stalls and a FREE morning tea

 

Southport Parklands Family Fun day and Expo

Friday 11th of September

10 am – 12:30pm

Broadwater Parklands, Southport, on the ‘Great lawn’

Activities : Dora & Diego Jumping Castle, Chuggy Choo Choo Train and Obstacle course , Animal farm, Hunting and Gathering workshops, Entertainment, Games and activities, Information stalls and a FREE sausage sizzle

 

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