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52 CHILDREN'S WEEK FRIDAY OCTOBER 23 2015 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 Universal Childrens Day has evolved into a week and but some believe Childrens Week should expand from one calendar week to encompass the whole year from exploitation and neglect but still many children slip through the cracks where their situation goes unnoticed. In order to create a society where all children are safe, they need a whole-community approach. Bringing up Australias children is everyones business. It takes a whole community pulling together to create a child friendly community free from fear and exploitation. Children need parents who are strong role models in the community and they need grandparents who can tell their stories so that children Community events help provide children with the notion of belonging to the wider community Focus on young needs to be an all-year priority IN 1954 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Universal Childrens Day as a day to promote friendship and understanding among children of the world. From this beginning it developed into a day that focused attention on the issues and needs of children and their families. The day of celebration has since evolved into a week but some believe the childrens week should expand from one calendar week to encompass the whole year. In 2015 there are children in countries who live in fear due to war, children living in affluent countries that dont have adequate food and shelter due to parental neglect, and children who live in countries where they are even sexually exploited. There are children living in countries where girls are denied an education and children born in refugee camps where many die due to inadequate food and sanitation. In Australia there are many agencies who dedicate their work to protecting children have a proper sense of belonging. Community events help provide children with the notion of belonging to the wider community. Todays society talks about the nuclear family which consists of mum, dad and the kids in isolation. This model puts too much pressure on the parents and is a relatively new model of family life brought about by families moving away from their hometowns. If this is you, look for community events in your area get involved, join in the fun, and experience the feeling of community. This year Early Childhood Australia, the City of Darwin and Territory Child Care Group, are hosting two free community events for families to experience in Darwin. The first is on Wednesday, October 28, at Jingili Water Gardens from 9am to noon and the second is on Sunday, November 1 at East Point Reserve from 9am to 11am. For more information, call 8930 0561 or email firstname.lastname@example.org To fnd out about events near you go to NAPCAN proudly coordinates Making NT Communities Child Friendly