The PMSA this week pledged alongside hundreds of other organisations in support of National Child Protection Week (6 – 12 September).
Our pledge says “The PMSA and our schools pledge to create safe spaces for children to learn, where they are valued and their voices are heard.”
National Child Protection Week, now in its 30th year with the theme ‘Putting children first’, aims to engage all members of the community to ‘Play a Part’ in improving child wellbeing and keeping children safe in Australia.
Run by the National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN), the organisation raises awareness of child abuse and neglect, and promotes and implements effective prevention strategies and programs, including professional development and respectful relationships education.
In support of the Week, the PMSA is encouraging all members of our PMSA and school community to play our part in keeping our children safe and well, particularly with the added stress on families due to the pandemic.
This has always been important to our schools. Our newly-established PMSA Child Protection and Safeguarding Committee, which is now a board-level committee, demonstrates the PMSA Board’s genuine commitment to this very important issue. This Committee has some outstanding new members with a wealth of expertise and knowledge in the area.
We are looking forward to further developing our expertise and becoming a leader in child protection and safeguarding over the coming years.
You can see the PMSA’s pledge and all the supporting organisations pledges here.