National Child Protection Week is an annual event that starts on Father’s day each September, and this year it will run from 2 -8 September 2018.  Desert Blue Connect are committed to educating the community about child abuse and neglect and promoting awareness of healthy families and communities.  We encourage everyone to play their part to create safe and nurturing environments for all Australian children.  We all have a responsibility to protect children from harm which aligns with this year’s theme “Protecting children is everyone’s business.”

National eSmart Week also runs in line with National Child Protection Week.  National eSmart Week is where communities come together to encourage everyone to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology. It creates awareness, solutions and ideas for community education on issues of cyber safety, bullying and wellbeing online, and offline.

Further information can be found at:-

E-safety workshops for parents will be held in Geraldton community and schools during October.  Please contact our office for further information on 9964 2742 or contact Carolyn at Ngala Midwest & Gascoyne on 9921 4477.

Specialist child sexual abuse prevention education – “Protective Behaviours”

Desert Blue Connect have organised Protective Behaviours WA to come to Geraldton to deliver a 2 day certified training of their “protective behaviour” program.   This is a child-focused sexual abuse prevention education program that teaches children, young people and adults a range of skills and strategies to help prevent and reduce child sexual abuse in the community.

Protective Behaviours WA will be offering their universal Foundations Training which is recommended for service providers working in education, child protection, children’s services, early education & care, youth services, disability services, family violence services, accommodation services, crime prevention and indigenous services.  Those who do this training can then go and delivery the program into their school or community setting.

Date:              Friday 17 & 18th September 2018

Time:             9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue:           Desert Blue Connect Studio, 28 Durlacher Street, Geraldton

Cost:              $300 which includes training manuals, morning tea and lunch

Tickets available at Desert Blue Connect reception, 25 Chapman Road, Geraldton or via Eventbrite


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