Brookman Community House promotes child safety with White Balloon Day event


Donna Linden with Jade (2) and Kassandra Jones with Danika (1) at the White Balloon Day morning tea.
Donna Linden with Jade (2) and Kassandra Jones with Danika (1) at the White Balloon Day morning tea.

BEECHBORO’S Brockman Community House promoted child-safe communities at a White Balloon Day event held last week.

The community group, playgroup clients and members of the community attended a morning tea to tie in with Child Protection Week.

Brockman Community House community and children’s services director Rosina Mastolembo said they hosted activities to promote child safety.

“We have love hearts for them to write what makes them feel safe, how do they feel safe, who can they talk to if they have any worries,” she said.

Playgroup leader Sue Mercer said they also taught protective behaviours all year round at the community house.

“With the older children you’re empowering them, with the younger children, it’s having a conversation with parents,” she said.

“We do workshops with parents on protective behaviours.”

Not-for-profit group Bravehearts, which aims to prevent a crime that affects more than 60,000 children every year, runs White Balloon Day.