Protecting kids is everyone’s job this white balloon day

Isaac Regional Council is proud to announce its participation in Bravehearts’ 23rd Annual White Balloon Day, Friday, 6 September 2019.

Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day is Australia’s largest and longest-running awareness and fundraising campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault and exploitation.

This year, Bravehearts is asking all Australians to make the ‘Pledge to Protect’ kids for White Balloon Day – a gesture that costs nothing, takes less than 30 seconds, and can be done online at whiteballoonday.com.au.

Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker said the day was an important one for Council to acknowledge and support.

“Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day plays a vital role in raising awareness around this significant issue and encourages our communities to work together to create and promote safe environments for our children to live, play, learn and thrive in,” Mayor Baker said.

“It is our pure people power that can effect real change across our Isaac communities, and I encourage everyone to support White Balloon Day on 6 September.”

Hetty Johnston AM, Founder of Bravehearts says, “Protecting kids is everyone’s job, no matter what line of work you’re in. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, coach – even if you don’t work with children, everybody has a role to play in looking out for Australian children and protecting them from harm.

“We’re delighted that Isaac Regional Council has joined forces with Bravehearts for White Balloon Day to raise vital awareness of child protection and much needed funds to support Bravehearts’ important work.”

Bravehearts is Australia’s leading child protection organisation working to holistically prevent child sexual assault and exploitation. Their vital services include specialised counselling and support for children and families, personal safety education for children and young people, child protection training, preventative research and lobbying.

Those needing support or advice can contact Bravehearts’ freecall Support Line on 1800 272 831, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm (AEST) or visit our website: bravehearts.org.au.

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