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.

Thank you

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

History of the Foundation

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.

DECEMBER 2003

MAY 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.

MAY 2005

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.

SEPTEMBER 2006

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.

SEPTEMBER 2011

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.

OCTOBER 2014

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.

OCTOBER 2014

Day for Daniel

Friday 28 October

Our Objectives

To educate children regarding their personal safety (including abduction).

To assist victims of crime, particularly where crime involves children.

To remember Daniel with suitable child safety community awareness events.

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’