WE BELIEVE

 

NAPCAN believes that communities across Australia have the right to, and should be implementing high quality curriculums, and strategies to support children and young people to have healthy and respectful relationships and live free from child abuse and neglect and violence against women.
To ensure we can achieve the highest quality of curriculums we have outlined GROWING RESPECT’s best practice for prevention curriculum, which involves:

• Commitment to preventing and ending violence against women, young people and children
• Commitment to modelling respectful relationships in all aspects of our work
• Commitment to Community Led Prevention
• Belief that all Australian communities can end violence against women, young people and children
• Commitment to children and young people having a voice in all aspects of our strategies and curriculum development
• Commitment to deliver high quality professional development for the sector to prevent violence against women, young people and children
• Commitment to best practice curriculums, program fidelity and quality control
• A recognition of the history of colonisation, dislocation and the impact of governments’ policies on the present lives of Aboriginal families and communities
• A commitment to cross-cultural workings ensuring Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals are employed and collaborate on all projects
• Actively sourcing and promoting the adequate resourcing for the prevention of violence against women, young people and children
• Commitment an ecological approach (whole of community and school) to ending violence against women, young people and children
• Commitment to building capacity in communities to ensure strategy and program sustainability
• Genuine and equal partnerships between communities, government and non-government services to create sustainable long term change
• Creation of a safe and supportive team environment and a commitment to life long learning and reflective practice
• A commitment to rigorous child, youth and community led planning research and evaluation to create evidence of what works in address violence against women, young people and children
• Commitment to working towards ensuring that all Australians having a life of opportunity and dignity, free from discrimination and disadvantage as a basic human right (Australian Human Rights Commission)