A 13 year old boy has disappeared from his small beach community in Cairns. Nobody knows where he is. He is from a caring and protective family: the son of a colleague and friend. His disappearance is out of character and his family and the police are very concerned.
Where is Declan Crouch? Somebody knows something and the family has a right to know. Anyone who knows where Declan is, or who has seen him since Wednesday, should contact police on 4030 7000 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. You won’t get into trouble, you will be praised for passing information along.
Protective Behaviours: I was recently asked by a school teacher how long I have been passionate about recycling. My passion for upcycling and keeping junk out of landfill and off the Great Barrier Reef is about protective behaviours.
Protective Behaviours is an area of expertise for me and I devoted my professional life to protecting children at the community level. I even wrote my own model of protective behaviours: The BITSS model – Parent Sense.
To be concerned about the environment is an extension of my professional commitment to protective behaviours: for the protection and collective concern of all children.
That I know Declan Crouch’s family has made the reality of children’s vulnerability hit home even further. It is not just his parents job to look after Declan: it is up to all of us to prevent and to protect.
Children are our environment too and there is a direct correlation between protecting the environment and protection of children. For me there is no separation – protective behaviours are inclusive.
Where is Declan Crouch? Anyone who knows where Declan is, or who has seen him since Wednesday, should contact police on 4030 7000 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.