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A free morning of fun and safety

- September 22, 2012

An opportunity on Thursday September 20 for families to find out more about their local social services in the inner-west.

The Infants’ Home will be part of a free child safety community event on Thursday September 20 in Burwood Park.

The Safe Families, Safe Kids Expo is presented by the Inner West Domestic Violence Liaison Committee.

Our Art and Play Therapist, Pensri Rowe, and one of our social workers, Alicia Paciocco, will be among experts from many community groups offering information on local services, road safety, pool safety, and balcony safety.

Children love a fire engine, so Burwood Fire Brigade will attend with their new truck. The firemen will also have plenty of advice about fire safety in the home.

Free activities

The expo includes a range of other free activities, such as zumba, a children’s animal farm, a jumping castle, face painting and a magician.

Burwood Police will join in too; Burwood Council will bring its mobile play van; and a sausage sizzle will be on offer for a gold coin donation.

The event, to celebrate Child Protection Week, provides information for parents on a range of household, personal and public safety ideas that relate to children.

It is also an opportunity for families to find out more about their local services and meet local workers.

Tip sheet for parents

The Infants’ Home will be handing out this parent tip sheet as part of our educational contribution for the day.

The sheet provides helpful information about engaging in play with children. Alicia and Pensri will talk to parents about following their child’s play.

“Our aim is to send an important message to parents that through play they can communicate great things to their children,” Alicia says.

“The idea is that by getting really involved in your child’s play you are saying to them ‘I am with you; I see you; I respect you.’”

Safe Families, Safe Kids Expo
Thursday 20 September
9:30am – 12:30pm
Burwood Park
Burwood Road and Park Avenue

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