The mission of the philanthropy efforts of NAPCAN, known as National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, is to advocate on the behalf of children along with children along with young people to promote a positive change in many aspects when it comes to preventing abuse and neglect.
NAPCAN have the luxury
of a proud history of the very best
when it comes to achievement. The philanthropy
organization was co-founded in 1987 by Rosemary Sinclair AO and Christine Stewart and has since their founding made a significant contribution towards childrens wellbeing. Today they have a moderate structure when it comes to a single national company limited by guarantee. The philanthropy
efforts of NAPCAN promote change of the very best
when it comes to changing attitudes, behavior, policies, practices and the law when it comes to ensuring the safety along with the wellbeing of children in Australia. Last year more than 30,000 Australian children were neglected or abused. Many children have died and many more have been injured, with many thousands of children being physically and emotionally damaged. The abuse of children occurs all through Australian society with long term social and economic costs being immense. The philanthropy
efforts of NAPCAN ensure that the line is drawn and the cycle of abuse is broken. The philanthropy
organization works with some of the very best
researchers, professionals, government and businesses to bring about this change. Neglect and child abuse in Australia is one of the countries
most significant social problems. The term child abuse varies widely and includes physical abuse which is non-accidental aggressive acts towards a child which may include slapping, punching, shaking and kicking. Psychological abuse, which may include rejection, ignoring, terrorizing or failure to provide emotional support and care. Sexual abuse, neglecting which may include failure to provide basic needs, food shelter, clothing, supervision and medical attention. Child abuse is rarely a one off incident and is always harmful. Each year hundreds of children are killed and many more are damaged physically or psychologically. The effects of child abuse are known to increase the risk of addiction, homelessness, poor physical health, educational failure, depression and suicide. Many victims of abuse end up in prison and find work hard to come by. Thanks to the philanthropy
efforts of NAPCAN these consequences are being avoided. Through the philanthropy
efforts of NAPCAN they motivate and empower adults to make changes to prevent child abuse. They do this by research, informing public opinion and behaviour, advocating for government policy and strategy and demonstrating good practice. This practice encourages innovation and the promotion of programs and services which are very effective in supporting the children and families that are most at risk, along with developing communities that are child friendly.