Child Protection Week

Child Protection Week
Did you know that keeping children safe is every adult’s responsibility? Did you know that keeping children safe is every adult’s responsibility?  


Did you know that keeping children safe is every adult’s responsibility?

All adults in NSW are legally responsible for reporting child safety concerns of abuse or neglect.

This year to recognise Child Protection Week, City of Canterbury Bankstown has created a program of activities and events for all families to understand that child protection is everyone’s responsibility. From engaging workshops to interactive events, we’re dedicated to creating a safe and nurturing environment for children. Explore our program of activities below that promote awareness of child protection and empower families!

Free Council Activities 

Library child protection story times 
Our regular story time sessions will be focussed on a theme of feeling safe.
  • ​Week of 3-9 September 
  • Across all Library and Knowledge Centres 
  • Ages 3-5 
  • FREE 
  • Bookings required for some branches
Keeping Children Safe Online
An interactive information session for parents and carers
The digital world has a significant impact on the development our of children.
Understanding the trends, cultures, and behaviours are essential. In this session, we will provide tangible strategies, ideologies and tools that help parents and carers directly in your home.   
FREE food and refreshments.
FREE childcare available for children aged 0-14.
Please allow extra time for transport and parking.
We are offering FREE MIISC Kids sessions to promote the importance of safety. Morning tea provided.
  • ​Monday 4 September (two sessions available)
  • Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
    150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood 
  • Ages 0-5 and their parents/carers  
  • FREE 
  • Register online, registrations will open the week before
Self-defence awareness  
Join our local martial arts instructor to learn how to protect yourself. We will also be joined by a police officer who will discuss the importance of self-defence.
  • ​Monday 4 September
  • Morris Iemma Indoor Sports Centre
    150 Belmore Rd North, Riverwood
  • Ages 10-14
  • FREE 
  • Register online
BYRC open house fun day 
We're opening our doors to all parents and teens to check out Belmore Youth Recourse Centre, meet our friendly team and enjoy some FREE food. There will be plenty of activities and games for all to enjoy. Registrations recommended; however walk-ins are welcome.
  • ​Saturday 9 September, 11am-2pm 
  • Belmore Youth Resource Centre 38-40 Redman Parade, Belmore
  • Parents and teenagers 12-18 years 
  • FREE 
  • Register here:


We encourage our community to work together to create a City where all children can grow up safe and well.

Slogan: If you are unsure, make the call


If you think a child or young person is at risk of harm from abuse or neglect, contact the Child Protection Helpline on 13 21 11 (open 24 hours/7 days).

Ring 000 if you or a child are in immediate danger.


  • 1800 RESPECT (737 732)
  • National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 200 526
  • Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline: 1800 019 123
  • Lifeline: 13 11 14
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800
  • Translating and Interpreting Service: 131 450