Bayswater: Day for Daniel teaches kids vital lessons


Sen Sgt John Waghorn, Day for Daniel Ambassador Sen Sgt Dave Whitnell, Isaac Lippiatt, Sgt Alice Cockram and Const Oskar Heemskerk.
Sen Sgt John Waghorn, Day for Daniel Ambassador Sen Sgt Dave Whitnell, Isaac Lippiatt, Sgt Alice Cockram and Const Oskar Heemskerk.

BAYSWATER Police helped promote child safety as part of Day for Daniel on October 28.

Promoted by the Daniel Morcombe foundation, Day for Daniel encourages communities to work together to help empower children to recognise, react and report if they feel something is not right.

Daniel was murdered in 2003 when he was 13.

Bayswater Police visited Hillcrest Primary School to present child safety information at an assembly and had worked with principal Dan Bralic to promote the event.

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Bayswater Police officer-in- charge Sen Sgt John Waghorn praised WA police and schools that took part.

As part of the campaign more than one million students across 81 schools were educated on safety. “It was an outstanding commitment by local schools and police who took time out from their normal responsibilities to assist in promoting child safety and build stronger working relationships throughout the local community,” he said.

Daniel’s parents, Bruce and Denise Morcombe, established the foundation in 2005.