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Community FootSteps Initiative on Bell St (Ipswich) – 13 October 2020
Celebrating Qld Child Protection Week 2020 – 13 October 2020
‘Many hands’ to make child Protection everybody’s business Initiative on D’arcy Doyle Place’
8 September 2020
Ipswich promoting Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at grassroots level
The event “Many hands to make protecting children is EVERYBODY’S business” made their presence heard in the heart of Ipswich today, Tuesday 8 September 2020.
Crossfire Support Services hosted their very first ‘Community Sea of Hands Project’ to mark Queensland Child Protection Week at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich where 60 people attended throughout the day to make their commitment. The feedback was very positive from those attended.
Photo: David Hornsby (left) and Mark Gafer (right) from staff members of Crossfire Support Services Ipswich based at Shop 3, 7 Bell St, Bell Arcade, Ipswich “community sea of hands” promoting Queensland Child Protection Week.
Whilst COVID19, hindered many from joining in today, we continued with the event under a COVID Safe Plan. It was clear the around stigma of protecting children and making it everybody’s business message keeps breaking down those barriers, that we can all make a different in our community.
Photo: Shandell Washington, an Ipswich community member marked her seal of commitment for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020.
Photo: Samantha Mitchell, mother of Rei Mitchell (saying peak-a-boo), enjoying putting down their seal of commitment for Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich.
Photo: Mark Gafer (left) from Crossfire Support Services and Lana Johnson (right) from Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnership – DATSIP Ipswich helps to promote Queensland Child Protection Week 2020 at D’arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich.
When asked with the question “What does Child Protection mean to you?” These were the responses of some community members that attended today.
Child protection is everyone’s business. The responsibility lies with adults in keeping children safe from harm. All members of society need to play a part in ensuring children are nurtured and safe.
Crossfire Support Services is a not-for-profit charity organisation operating locally is looking forward to hosting the same event in 2021, to mark Queensland Child Protection Week, and we need you on board.
Crossfire Support Services respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we live and work. We pay our deepest respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Our growth and development would not have been possible without the support of the diverse and culturally rich communities we service. We walk together!