6th National Child Protection Forum
6th national forum amplifying the voices of children and young people to shape Australia’s child protection system
The number of children receiving child protection services in Australia has continued to rise over the last 5 years. Numerous inquiries have concluded that failures in child protection services’ timely responses are due to many factors such as, demand at the front end of child protection services, families receiving too little too late in the form of intervention and a rising population of children in care coupled with lack of suitable placements.
There are too many children that are not growing up safe and supported due to the child protection systems being overloaded. There are many opportunities to change the trajectory for these vulnerable children.
Third Sector’s 6th National Child Protection Forum 2023 will focus on supporting and empowering children to have a voice in the delivery of services. This forum will accelerate the implementation of existing commitments made to children and advocate discussion between government, community services, legal and justice systems to provide strong policy and implementation of service delivery on protecting Australia’s children.
Download the event brochure for more information including the full forum program.
Hear from 40+ child protection thought leaders across 60+ sessions, including:
- Anne Hollands, National Children’s Commissioner
- Emeritus Professor and Jiman (central west Queensland) and Bundjalung (northern New South Wales) woman Judy Atkinson
- Judge Deborah Richards, President Children’s Court QLD
- Alison Geale, CEO Bravehearts
Date: Tuesday, 20th to Friday, 23rd June
Cost: Varies, with a discounted option available for full virtual attendance