June 16th is Father’s
Day, and probably this year it will be celebrated on Sunday 15th as well.
It is now 15 years since the National Council for Children (NCC) encouraged
celebration of Father’s Day by starting a number of activities that
The last week of May is Child Abuse Prevention
week on the National Council’s calendar of activities. The child
protection week was started in 2005 with the aim of promoting awareness on the
need to keep children safe and families strong in our community.
time: get involved with other parents in your community; help vulnerable
children and their families; start a playgroup.
Simple support for children and parents can be the best way to prevent child abuse.
After school activities, parental education classes, mentoring programmes, and
respite care are some of the many ways to keep children safe from harm. Be a
voice in support of these efforts in your community.