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    Walk for Daniel Walk Tall

    OUR VISION Today we build a future where children are free from harm and abuse.

    We would like to see a future where all children and young people are provided with education, protection and support to be safe from abuse and risk of harm.

    The Daniel Morcombe Foundation provides personal child safety education to children and young people to prevent abuse and promote lifelong health and wellbeing. We support educators, parents and carers through the provision of resources and education and also directly support young victims of crime.

    History of the Foundation
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    December 2003

    Daniel Morcombe

    Daniel was last seen waiting for a bus in Palmwoods. He was on his way to buy Christmas presents for his family when he went missing.

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    April 2005

    Established DMF

    Daniel’s parents Bruce and Denise started the Foundation as a way to give back to the community by educating other children how to stay safe.

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    September 2006

    Foundation Red

    The Daniel Morcombe Foundation launches its first child safety education resource ‘Foundation Red’. The DVD including videos was updated until 2014.

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    September 2011

    Where is Daniel?

    After years of investigations and a secret undercover police operation, the arrest of the predator was finally made and Daniel was found and brought home.

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    October 2014

    Walk for Daniel

    The first Walk for Daniel drew around 90 supporters in 2005. In 2014 over 1,500 people attended the annual Sunshine Coast event.

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    October 2014

    Keeping Kids Safe

    This award winning resource replaced the Foundation Red DVD, together the video and activities resource kit has ben distributed over 60,000 times.

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    On behalf of our entire family, we thank everyone who has contributed to establishing the Daniel Morcombe Foundation and especially for never forgetting Daniel. Please support Daniel’s legacy in Keeping Kids Safe through the initiatives of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. / Bruce & Denise Morcombe

    Objectives
    1) To educate children regarding their personal safety (including abduction).
    2) To assist victims of crime, particularly where crime involves children.
    3) To remember Daniel with suitable child safety community awareness events.
    4) To support the families of Missing Persons particularly where it involves children.
    Our Awards

    2018

    Queensland Child Protection Week Award for Education Initiative for ‘Australia’s Biggest Child Safety Lesson’
    Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards Silver Award Winner for ‘Day for Daniel’
    Sunshine Coast Australia Day Community Group or Organisation Award

    2015

    Queensland Child Protection Week Award for Media and Communication for ‘Keeping Kids Safe Resource Kit’

    2013

    Queensland Child Protection Week Award for Media and Communication for ‘Day for Daniel’

    2012

    Certificate of Merit at Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards

    2011

    Queensland Child Protection Week Awards for Education Initiative ‘Foundation Red’