08 Sep 2020
Fitting the pieces together for child protection
The Southern Cross | September 2020
Young people throughout the Archdiocese will be able to put their puzzle solving skills to the test as part of National Child Protection Week celebrations in September.
Each child who attends Child Protection Sunday Mass on September 13 will receive an 18-piece jigsaw, a fun activity to remind them of their rights.
Once completed, the colourful puzzle tells children they have the right to ‘dream big, play, be happy, protection, speak up, faith and learn’.
“This year our gift to children is inspired by the COVID restrictions,” said Sally Wellington, manager of the Archdiocese’s Child Protection Unit.
“It seems that many people discovered the joy of doing jigsaw puzzles when we were asked to stay at home to stop the spread of the virus.
“The puzzle is a fun way for young children to understand they have a right to feel safe at all times.”
Ms Wellington said it was expected almost 3000 puzzles would be distributed throughout the Adelaide Archdiocese during Child Protection Week.