child protection

Child Protection – Everybody’s Business

On the eve of this year’s Child Protection Week and it’s the time for us to ponder the importance of child protection and how it relates to all of us.  Not just this week, but throughout the year.  Child protection should be at the forefront of our minds.  We need to ask the question how do we keep our children safe and what is our role? Child protection is more than a system of laws and policies put in place to prevent harm coming to children. It is more than the professionals and designated child protection agencies that dutifully investigate and intervene in crisis situations.  It is more than removals, places of safety and court proceedings.  Child protection is about all of us and how we are raising our children.  It is the relationships we build, the connections we forge and the support we give.