Lesley Taylor

Speaker Bio Lesley Taylor

NT Manager and National Manager - Prevention Strategies

Lesley Taylor founded NAPCAN in the Northern Territory in March 2000 as the sole agency committed to preventing child abuse and neglect from occurring. Until recently, primary prevention and early intervention in the NT and across Australia has been seen as less important than responding to abuse after it has occurred.

Having worked in Child Protection for more than 10 years, Lesley realised that there was an alternative to investing in the child protection system and removing children from their families. The best way to care for children is to support their families and invest in communities to become child friendly and child safe. Creating a child safe culture remains at the core of NAPCAN’s work across Australia.