Bravehearts is Helping Local Governments

Build Child Safe Communities

Bravehearts is Australia’s leading voice for child protection and has been dedicated to protecting Australian children for 22 years.

Our White Balloon Day campaign, endorsed and funded by the Department of Social Services National Initiatives, is providing local governments across Australia with vital resources to assist Councils in following the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse including the 10 Child Safe Standards and Recommendation 6.12.

The Royal Commission’s recommendation 6.12 calls on all levels of government nationally to help protect children in their communities by taking an active role in promoting child safe messages.  To assist Councils in meeting the Royal Commission’s recommendations, we’ve provided FREE resources to promote White Balloon Day in the media and across social media and online platforms to demonstrate your support for child safe communities. These resources can also assist Council in informing local institutions of Bravehearts’ specialised online child safety information, resources, education and training programs.

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DOWNLOAD FREE SUPPORT MATERIALS FOR COUNCILS

Bravehearts offers Councils a number of FREE resources that can be downloaded from the Useful Resources section of this website, including:

  • Media Release Template
  • Social Media Templates
  • Graphics & Artwork
  • Photographs
  • ‘Parent Tip Sheet’
  • Print ready posters
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PARTICIPATE IN WHITE BALLOON DAY

Each year, hundreds of councils across Australia register their participation in White Balloon Day and National Child Protection Week and conduct some or all the following activities:

  • Issue a media release to local media – Utilise the pre-prepared media release, which is included in the Useful Resources Pack for Councils
  • Promote White Balloon Day in Mayoral Column – Announce Council’s support for White Balloon Day and National Child Protection Week as part of Council’s child safe program.
  • Display posters in Council’s community venues – Posters are double-sided to promote White Balloon Day over coming weeks and Bravehearts’ child safe messages for display all-year-round.
  • Utilise White Balloon Day assets across all Council communications – newsletters, e-newsletters and social media platforms.
  • Hold a White Balloon Day event for Council staff – Inform staff of Council’s commitment to creating a child safe community.
  • Conduct a fundraising activity – Invite staff to wear purple or white for White Balloon Day and help Bravehearts continue our vital work to improve child protection throughout Australia.
  • Feature Bravehearts’ Personal Safety ‘PARENT TIP SHEET’ on your website and distribute to organisations – Feature this link to download Bravehearts’ FREE Personal Safety Parents’ Guidehttps://bravehearts.org.au/personalsafety 
  • Promote child safe messages on your website – Link to Bravehearts’ website all-year-round to provide institutions with online access to Bravehearts’ specialised resources and services: https://bravehearts.org.au/
  • Conduct Child Safe Training for Council staff 
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Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection organisation.

Our Mission is to prevent child sexual assault in our society.

Our Vision is to make Australia the safest place in the world to raise a child.

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