31 Aug 2018

Child Protection Week

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The Southern Cross, September 2018

Daisy seeds for children

Children attending Mass on September 9 will receive a packet of painted daisy seeds as part of Child Protection Sunday celebrations.

The daisy is a protective plant which keeps other plants safe from insects and the seeds will provide a symbolic reminder of the need for adults and communities to work together to keep children safe.

By now parishes will have received resources and information from the Child Protection Unit, which also includes prayer cards for adults and cards outlining the rights of children.

This year’s theme for Child Protection Sunday is ‘Stronger Communities, Safer Children, Play your Part’.

Centacare Catholic Family Services will launch National Child Protection Week on Monday September 3, describing it as a ‘time to celebrate the presence of children and young people and the important role the community has in ensuring their safety and wellbeing’.

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