Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month

On Tuesday, September 29th, at 10:00 AM Board President, Jennifer Paul-O’Donnell and Rod Potgieter, Executive Director of Family & Children's Services (F&CS) of St. Thomas and Elgin launched the 2015 Child Abuse Prevention Month by placing magnetic purple ribbons on the marked vehicles of; Elgin O.P.P., St. Thomas Police Services, the Aylmer Police and the St. Thomas Fire Department at 99 Edward Street, St. Thomas.

The Purple Ribbon Campaign is designed to the raise public awareness of child abuse and neglect, with the goal that everyone become more aware of the devastating effects of abuse and neglect and the role each of us can play in prevention. 

"Children are a community’s greatest resource and we need to be sure everyone in Elgin County is working together to protect our young citizens.  As we begin the 2015 campaign for October’s Child Abuse Prevention Month we, at Family and Children’s Services of St. Thomas Elgin, are pleased to be joined by the St. Thomas Fire Department and all of the Policing partners in Elgin County to assist us in raising awareness of this issue.  The purple ribbons displayed on police and fire vehicles serve as a reminder of the responsibility of the community to keep children safe and aid in the public’s understanding of  their responsibility to protect children.  We are appreciative of  the support of the Elgin Detachment of the O.P.P., the St Thomas Police Service, the Aylmer Police and the St. Thomas Fire Department in this critical area."   - Jennifer Paul-O’Donnell - Board President.

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