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The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children

29 - 31 March 2023 - Adelaide, South Australia
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KWY Summit 2023

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We invite you to join us for the National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit at the Pullman Hotel, Adelaide, from 29-31 March 2023.

The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children will bring together guest speakers to stimulate new and innovative pathways to address the national issue of child safety, domestic and Aboriginal family violence across Australia.

 

This is an Aboriginal focused summit hosted by an Aboriginal community controlled organisation. Bringing forward the voices of Aboriginal families and communities is crucial to policy writers, decision makers and leaders to increase the safety of women and children.

A key element to this approach is the understanding that child safety is central and Domestic and Family Violence in Aboriginal communities requires a deep understanding of an Aboriginal world view, collaboration, and collective action designed with and led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.

For over a decade, KWY has been devoted to creating a place for change, working towards ending all forms of Domestic and Aboriginal Family violence.

Within the theme of Strong Families, Safer Children, we will cover healing and recovery, holistic family, child focused responses and working with men. KWY's National Summit will create a culturally safe space for these conversations to be had and bring about the change we need to see. 

Join us in 2023 to be a part of the conversation!

The Summit logo is a dragonfly which symbolises change, growth, adaptability, and resilience.

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FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner

Join us on the 31 March 2023 from 6:30pm at the Pullman Hotel for a wonderful evening

The Flame of Change Unifying Support (FOCUS) Awards and Gala Dinner will showcase the work of individuals and organisations that work in the domestic and family violence, child protection, homelessness, and disability sectors.

 

Featuring a 7-piece band, Tony and the Sound Factory, the FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner is a great opportunity to connect with leading organisations and individuals in a relaxed environment.

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Tickets

3 Day Summit

29 - 31 March 2023

  • 3 full days, including keynote speakers, and presentations by leading industry professionals

  • Breakout sessions and interactive workshops 

  • Panel discussion and forums 

  • Lunch and refreshments 

  • Free barista coffee cart and refreshments 

  • Networking opportunities 

  • Welcome pack upon arrival 

$ 880

FOCUS Awards Dinner

31 March 2023

  • 5-hour entertainment package including dinner and drinks  

  • Exclusive opportunity to network  

  • FOCUS Awards presentations 

  • Tony and the Sound Factory Band (7-piece band – live music) 

$ 150

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Pay it Forward

At KWY we want to promote equal access to the Summit. For this reason, we are operating a Pay-It-Forward ticket system, enabling organisations or individuals to donate additional tickets for Aboriginal Community Members and Aboriginal Not-for-Profits to attend the Summit who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial barries.

 

You can opt into the Pay-It-Forward program by purchasing additional tickets below. These tickets will be donated to deserving individuals and organisations at the discretion of KWY.

 

In addition, KWY is donating $10,000 worth of tickets to ensure Aboriginal Community Members and Aboriginal Not for Profits are able to attend the Summit.

 

If you are experiencing financial barries in accessing the Summit and would like a ticket to the event, please email summit@kwy.org.au with information. KWY will determine who receives these tickets.

 

Speakers

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Award-winning media host & speaker

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CEO of KWY

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CEO of SNAICC

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Adjunct Professor

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Deputy Children's Guardian for Aboriginal Children and Young People NSW

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CEO, Department of Human Services

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Chief Executive, Department for Child Protection in SA

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Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People SA

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Minister for Child Protection

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SA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Attorney-General

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Program Overview

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Calling for abstracts

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We are pleased to invite presenters to submit abstracts for interactive, oral, PowerPoint, and video presentations, to be delivered at the conference.

Please follow our guidelines and the form attached below to submit your abstract.

 
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Partnership

Partnering with KWY will ensure your company is established as a key stakeholder in the Aboriginal Domestic Violence and Child Protection sector. This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your brand’s exposure, exhibit your services and connect with key organisations and professionals across the state.  

For more information, click here and download our partnership brochure.

Summit Partner

$ 10,000

Core benefits

Limited opportunities

  • 2x ticket to Summit

  • 2x ticket to FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner 

  • Prime visual exposure on holding slides 

  • Verbal acknowledgement during summit

  • Company logo displayed on KWY’s website 

  • Promotional merchandise in Welcome Pack 

  • Company logo printed on Welcome Pack satchel 

Coffee Partner

$ 7,000

Core benefits

One exclusive opportunity

  • 2x ticket to Summit

  • 2x ticket to FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner 

  • Company logo on takeaway coffee cups 

  • Company logo on KWY website 

  • Promotional material at coffee cart location 

  • Sole exposure on coffee cart throughout the entire event 

Food Partner

$ 4,000

Core benefits

One sponsor per day

  • 2x ticket to Summit

  • 2x ticket to FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner 

  • Company logo displayed on KWY website 

  • Corporate signage displayed during meal breaks 

  • Promotional merchandise in Welcome Pack 

Merch Sponsor

$ 2,000

Core benefits

Multiple opportunities

  • 1x ticket to Summit

  • 1x ticket to FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner 

  • Company merchandise in Welcome Pack 

  • Company flyer in Welcome Pack 

  • Company logo displayed on KWY website

FOCUS Dinner Partner

$ 8,000

Core benefits

Limited opportunities

  • 2x ticket to Summit

  • Table of 10 at FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner 

  • Central exposure throughout the dinner 

  • Company logo displayed during 3 day summit

  • Company merchandise in Welcome Pack

FOCUS Award Partner

$ 2,000

Core benefits

4x opportunities

  • 2x ticket to FOCUS Awards Gala Dinner 

  • Company logo displayed on KWY summit website 

  • Company exposure throughout awards ceremony  

  • Honorary mentions upon distribution of award

 

Location

Niina Marni (Welcome)

Tarndanya, Kaurna Yerta/ Adelaide, South Australia 

The National Aboriginal Child Safety and Domestic Violence Summit 2023: Strong Families, Safer Children is hosted on the lands of the Kaurna Nation, the First Nations people of the Adelaide plains.

In Kaurna language, Tarndanya means ‘place of the red kangaroo’ and refers to the city of Adelaide and the land south of the River Torrens (Karrawirra Parri).  

 

KWY Aboriginal Corporation would like to acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the lands and waters of the Adelaide region, on which we will meet. We pay respect to Elders both past, present and emerging.  

 

We acknowledge and respect the Kaurna people’s cultural, spiritual, physical and emotional connection with their land, waters and community.

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Venue & Accommodation
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The Pullman Adelaide is a 5-star hotel in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. The newly refurbished function space offers a contemporary and innovative design that plays on the natural surroundings of the calm and leafy Hindmarsh Square and the hotel’s unique 15th-floor views of the Adelaide city skyline and hills. 

 

The Pullman has rooms and deluxe suites available for interstate travellers. Use the link above to receive a discount for summit attendees.  

 

As our chosen summit venue is located in Adelaide’s city centre, accommodation options are extensive. Please see the following as some suggestions but note this list is not exhaustive. 

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Partners

KWY would like to gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our Partners

Summit Partner
https://www.sa.gov.au/
Food Partner
https://junctionaustralia.org.au/
https://ntv.org.au/
FOCUS Awards Partner
https://asg.org.au/
https://www.incompro.com.au/
 
 
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A Quick Glance at the Statistics

3 in 5

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have experienced sexual or physical assault by an intimate partner since age 15

32x

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 32x more likely to be hospitalised due to DFV

11x

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are nearly 11x more likely to die from assault than non-Aboriginal women

Statistics courtesy of: ANROWS and Our Watch

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