Child safety at the heart of ‘Day for Daniel’

Member statement

October 28, 2021

Tania MAXWELL (Northern Victoria) (10:23):

Friday, 29 October, is ‘Day for Daniel’.

This is a very important day for the Morcombe family and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, for Derryn Hinch’s Justice Party, as their solid supporters, and for victims of crime and their families across Australia and around the world. Frankly it is an important day for anyone with a heart and a genuine concern for child safety.

While honouring the memory of Daniel Morcombe, who was tragically kidnapped and murdered by a convicted sex offender, ‘Day for Daniel’ is proudly Australia’s largest child safety education and awareness day.

More than 5500 schools and early learning centres across Australia have registered for the day. I encourage schools across Victoria to take the resources that the Daniel Morcombe Foundation provides to promote conversations about personal safety. Tomorrow, start the conversation with a child, family member or friend. It is up to all of us to keep our children safe.