Celebrate Children's Day 2021

Childrens Day 2021 – Proud in culture, strong in spirit

Help us create a national atmosphere of celebration, respect and recognition for National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August. This year our theme is: Proud in culture, strong in spirit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities have provided love and care for their children, growing them up strong and safe in their cultural traditions, for thousands of generations. For our children, safety, wellbeing and development are closely linked to the strengths of their connections with family, community, culture, language, and Country.

Our Children's Day 2021 theme highlights the importance of supporting strong family and community connections to help our children achieve strong spiritual and cultural wellbeing and to form proud cultural identities.

Find out more about Children's Day this year and ways you can celebrate. You can mark this special day in your own way – whether at your early years service, school, on social media or with your family at home.

See how we celebrated in 2020, and find out more about why we celebrate Children's Day.

Media releases

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, is proud to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) on 4 August. As the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the theme for this year’s Children’s Day is: ‘Proud in culture, strong in spirit’. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities have provided … Read More

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, is proud to celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) on 4 August. As the national peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, our theme for Children’s Day 2020 is: We are the Elders of tomorrow, hear our voice.

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children was shocked and saddened by the recent sudden passing of Wangkatjungka woman Ningali Lawford-Wolf while on tour in Scotland for the theatre performance of The Secret River. A Wangkatjungka woman born under a tree at Christmas Creek Station in the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia, Ningali was fortunate to grow up … Read More

SNAICC – National Voice for our Children, the peak body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, has been coordinating National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day (Children’s Day) for over 30 years. The theme for Children’s Day in 2019 is We Play, We Learn, We Belong, recognising the vital role that learning in the early years – in … Read More

Social media posts

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"The future of decision-making about the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is community-controlled." SNAICC CEO @CatherineLiddl4 on the historic partnership with @LWBAustralia. Read full media release here:
https://t.co/5gr2d1cd4B

Catch SNAICC CEO @CatherineLiddl4 on tonight's episode of @ABCthedrum talking about vaccination rates among our most vulnerable populations #TheDrum https://t.co/1yUqmjaOeA
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ABC The Drum @ABCthedrum
TONIGHT: the PM warns anyone not yet vaccinated risks being ‘left behind’ – but how does access to the jabs affect things?

PLUS: is it time the retire the ‘Aussie larrikin’, ‘top bloke’ image? We’ll discuss how it’s changed over the years, and if it’s still relevant. #TheDrum https://t.co/qD3JEuLfEv

"We want to see a national framework that reimagines the system from the ground up; for the focus to be on addressing the drivers of contact with child protection systems" @adelec23 at today's @nswocg webinar. For a recording of the event, go to https://t.co/JvTvhCYWaI https://t.co/jYyRHFR1II SNAICC photo

Today at 10, SNAICC's Sector Development Manager @adelec23 joins the @nswocg webinar to discuss inclusion, equity and ways organisations can help children thrive.

The session is fully booked but you can register to receive a recording after the event: https://t.co/JvTvhCYWaI https://t.co/0QDKhVQNk1
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NSW Office of the Children's Guardian @nswocg
Meet our #NCPW2021 webinar panel! We're looking forward to hearing from them on their experiences of inclusion and equity and what organisations can do to help children thrive. Register online to receive a recording link after the event. https://t.co/6o19F06NRM https://t.co/MKRKNIKhh7

"We need to bring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children into conversations about decisions that affect them, including policies and processes". SNAICC's @adelec23 on how to keep our kids safe at today's #ECAconference.

Access more info here: https://t.co/yEyMYK0uOW

"We must have more than just symbolic inclusion in policy and service design. No-one else has our expertise. Our service systems led by us, developed by us, will be the change."
@AprilLawrie talks with @CatherineLiddl4 and @BelindaField3 during today's #ncpw @NAPCAN_AU webinar https://t.co/iRPaJcPOJu
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SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC and Life Without Barriers are pleased to announce a new partnership that will support an historic commitment from Life Without Barriers to transfer its out-of-home care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-control within 10 years.

"The future of decision-making about the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children is community-controlled. Our communities are the experts. We know that culturally-appropriate services designed, led and delivered by our services, get better outcomes,” SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle said.

Read our full media release here: https://bit.ly/3z73PrS
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
During this morning's National Child Protection Week webinar SNAICC CEO Catherine Liddle joins Belinda Field and April Lawrie to explore how children thrive in systems that recognise the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

To register go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1271905572324713997
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
SNAICC-National Voice for our Children
For National Child Protection Week, SNAICC calls on governments and organisations to recognise Aboriginal community-controlled services and communities as key to reduce the number of our children in out-of-home care. Read our media release here: https://bit.ly/3kZiUqr

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Children's Day 2020

Here are some of the ways people promoted Children's Day in 2020