Inala Community House Family Intervention Service (FIS) and Western Districts Out of Home Care services successfully co-organised this year’s Family Fun Day on Wednesday 21st September, in celebration of Queensland Child Protection Week.
From 4-10 September 2016, Queensland Child Protection Week (www:childprotectionweek.org.au) was coordinated by the Child Protection Week Committee under the auspicing body of ACT for Kids.
“Child Protection Week is an important opportunity for our communities to promote the value of children and young people by focusing attention on the prevention of child abuse and neglect,” said Lorraine Dupree, Queensland Child Protection Week Chair. (source)
This year’s Family Fun Day was a free public event with various stallholders providing child-friendly interactive activities, also useful information to support children’s safety and health development.
Moreover, Family Fun Day provided a valuable opportunity for families to communicate with government agencies, as well as local non-profit community groups within the Inala and Forest Lake regions:
- Inala Community House – Family Steps
- Inala Community House – Western Districts Out of Home Care
- Inala Child Safety Service Centre
- Forest Lake Child Safety Service Centre
- Kummara Association
- Foster Care Queensland
- Mission Australia
- Probation & Parole
- Youth Housing and Reintegration Services (YHARS)
- Indigenous Family and Child Support Service (IFACSS)
- Kurbingui Youth Development Association
- Churches of Christ
- Queensland Rail
- Good Start Early Learning Centre
- Life Without Barriers
- Lions Inala
- Family Inclusion Network
During this year’s Family Fun Day, live performances were held included highland dancing, hip hop dancing, Polynesian cultural dancing, free-style rap sessions and R&B singers.
A live magic performance to entertain the children and their families.
There were a great variety of exciting activities and informative stalls including arts and crafts, balloon making, petting zoo, pony rides and more.
Thank you to our wonderful Inala Community House staff members who contributed to the success of this year’s Family Fun Day!
Overall, Family Fun Day successfully achieved its goal to promote awareness about child safety and well-being within the community. It also helped to educate people to avoid stereotypes within the community.
Family Fun Day also provided a fun and happy experience for everyone involved, especially children who had experienced trauma in life. The event also aimed to improve family’s relationships, especially for families who were under the everyday stress of living in poverty.
For more information about Queensland Child Protection Week, visit www.childprotectionweek.org.au.
You can also make a difference by becoming a foster carer to support children in their time of need. Find out how by contacting Inala Community House (07) 3372 1711 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.