Project with bags loads of support

In a bid to assist the department in the support of these children, WA Police and McDonalds rolled out the

Comfort Bags Program.

Each Comfort Bag is individually prepared for a specific age and gender and filled with pyjamas, underwear, toiletries, a book and a teddy bear. Senior Sergeant Stevie Thompson said the Comfort Bags provided children with comforting items to help them through an exceptionally tough period.

�The program has the support of the WA Police, the Director General of the Department for Child Protection and the Director of Crisis Care,� he said.

�WA Police are regularly involved with children in crisis who are removed or estranged from their homes and families.

�It is often not possible for the children to take any personal possessions with them and this can add to the distress.

�In such a stressful situation, just having a teddy bear to cling on to, or a book to read can be a big help.�

McDonald�s Baldivis licensee Rod Sinclair handed over comfort bags to police.

�Many of us (staff) have children of our own,� he said.