Children’s Week 2024

18th October – 27th October

2024 Children’s Week Theme:

Children have the right to a safe and clean environment
The ACT Children’s Week Committee offers small seeding Grants to assist in organising your Children’s Week-related activity.

We are seeking nominations for awards to acknowledge the contribution of those who make a difference for children and young people.

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Our History

In 1954 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed Universal Children’s 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.UNICEF intervened and developed this concept worldwide.Prior to 1977 Child Care Week was held in a number of Australian states and territories with the focus being children in care or those in institutions.

Health Protection During Children’s Week

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we should focus on health protections more than in previous years.

Who We Are

We mainly focus on raising community awareness of the needs,rights and achievements of children and youth.We 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 ACT children’s week is an amazing opportunity to promote the rights of children and young people,and to celebrate their capacity to actively contribute to the world.

Our Partners and Sponsors

Proud supporters of ACT Children’s Week 

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We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the Canberra region, and of Country throughout Australia. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they have made and continue to make to the life of this city and this region. We pay our respects to the people, their cultures and Elders past present and emerging.