Shine a Light for Children in National Child Protection Week 1 – 7 September 2019

Lantern Project
Hands-on Art and the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee invite you to make special paper lanterns in honour of Child Protection Week in Queensland.

Collage of three images: image one is candle in a jar; image two is boy holding home made lantern made from plastic bottle and string; image three is a paper lantern.

Lantern Making Resources

Run your own lantern making workshop with your students, community or family members. There are lanterns to suit all ages and abilities. We encourage you to display your lanterns at your school or in your community space leading up to Child Protection Week in Queensland. We would love to see your lanterns and displays!

DIY flyer
Promotional flyer
A3 lantern template
A4 lantern template

Child Protection Week

Child Protection Week in Queensland is coordinated by the Child Protection Week Committee under the auspicing body of Act for Kids. Child protection is everyone’s business.

Child Protection Week banner with words Protecting children is everybody's business and an image of seven children smiling

Child Protection Week promotes the value of children and focuses on the issues of child abuse and neglect. Child Protection Week aims to raise the profile of all issues connected with child protection, including child abuse prevention, treatment, research, education, service provision and support for children, young people and families. Read more about the objectives.


The following resources can help you promote National Child Protection Week in your community including:

Key Messages Fact Sheet
Fact sheets for schools and communities
Information for Children and Young People
Information for Adults supporting Children and Young People

Calendar of Events

Add your own events to the calendar in support of Queensland Child Protection Week. Events already in the calendar include:

• Shine a Light for children lantern project
• Parenting Across Boarders Logan City Council
• Western Suburbs Kindergarten open day and child protection outdoor art gallery
• Gympie Central Child Protection Week Family Fun Day
• Multicultural Family Fun Day Karawatha

Government, non-government partners and communities are working together to build a child and family support system where Queensland children and young people are cared for, protected, safe and able to reach their full potential. To find out more about the reforms underway and to access useful resources, please visit

What are you doing to help promote child safety in your community?

Contact Ms. Caitlin King, Project Manager. Email
Telephone 0418 408 062. Website