Among the hundreds of schools, early learning centres and kindergartens signing up to champion child protection on White Balloon Day next month is the Jerry Bailey Children’s Centre in Shoalhaven Heads, New South Wales.
The children’s centre has just registered for the milestone 20th annual Bravehearts celebration to raise much-needed funds and awareness to help make Australia safer for kids.
In an interview with the South Coast Register, the centre’s director Carlie Page said: “It’s very important for children to be aware of their safety and well-being and for us to support them to feel safe and be able to talk about it openly with people they trust.”
They’ll join thousands of children’s champions across Australia on September 9 in the campaign which invites schools, organisations and everyday people to take Australia’s Biggest Child Protection Challenge.
Money raised throughout the campaign will go towards education and training programs as well as specialist support for kids and their families. Funds raised in 2015 helped to educate around 106,000 kids with personal safety and support 3750 kids and their families with specialist counselling services.