Contact is a member of the NSW Children’s Week Committee. Children’s Week™ celebrates the rights of children to enjoy childhood and is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. During Children's Week, a range of activities are organised to:
*Raise community awareness of the needs, rights and achievements of children and youth
*Encourage the community, children’s services, support groups, schools, youth and community groups to plan and conduct events to celebrate childhood and to highlight issues involved in childhood and youth
*Honour parents and recognises the contribution of carers, workers and teachers in children’s development
*Encourage individuals, groups and organisations to organise local activities and events that support and involve children and their families
*Recognise young people who are an example and role model for other young people through the presentation of Awards.
Children's Week will be held from 21 to 29 October 2017 and the Children’s Week National Theme this year is UNCRC Article 29, "Education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures." For more information click here http://www.nswchildrensweek.org.au
Contact was launched in the International Year of the Child (1979) and our vision continues to be that isolated children, families and communities irrespective of their locality and circumstances have access to education, supports, information and services to best meet their needs