Child protection awards for those keeping kids safe

THE Ipswich District Child Protection Week Committee has started its search for community members and organisations who are working hard to keep children safe in Ipswich.

Nominations for this year's National Child Protection Awards are open for nominations.

Ipswich Crime Prevention co-ordinator Sergeant Nadine Webster said the awards aimed to promote strategies to prevent child abuse.

"They aim to recognise the programs, services and achievements that individuals and organisations have accomplished across the Ipswich and West Moreton region," Sgt Webster said.

"The awards have six categories acknowledging government and non-government professionals, volunteers, and cultural initiatives, which have made an outstanding contribution to protecting children in our area.

"It is important that all children have a right to feel safe and to encourage them to talk to someone they trust in any situation where they don't feel safe. It is just as important for all of us as a community to listen and take the appropriate action."

The award winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Friday, September 5 as part of National Child Protection Week activities.

For more information please contact ICYS Ipswich Community Youth Service on 3812 1050 or Sgt Nadine Webster on 38171351. Nominations close August 8.



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