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Minister Fentiman delivers enthralling speech at PeakCare's AGM

by PeakCare Qld
on 12th December 2016

If you were unable to attend PeakCare’s AGM on Wednesday, 7th December 2016, make sure you read the enthralling speech delivered by the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence.

PeakCare's Board for 2017

by PeakCare Qld
on 12th December 2016

Your candidates for PeakCare's Board for 2017

by PeakCare Qld
on 30th November 2016

New Family and Child Connect services (FaCC), Intensive Family Support services (IFS) and specialist Domestic and Family Violence services

by PeakCare Qld
on 18th August 2016

The Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (the department) wishes to advise of the release of an Expression of Interest (EOI) for Mount Isa / Gulf Family Support and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention and Support Services

More about the Royal Commission into the South Australian child protection system

by PeakCare Qld
on 18th August 2016

The South Australian Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report, The life they deserve, was released in early August 2016. The report is presented in two volumes. The first volume sets out what the Royal Commission did to examine the adequacy of current laws and policies to protect children and young people, system deficits and 260 recommendations addressing a wide range of structural, system and practice aspects across the SA government and service system. The second volume contains 5 case studies that examine the operation of the system and practice quality in specific areas. Four focus on the individual circumstances of young children, intervening in high risk families, leaving care, and children with complex needs in out of home care.

Issues paper released about changes to civil litigation involving child sexual abuse

by PeakCare Qld
on 18th August 2016

Following on from a paper by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about how best to provide effective justice through redress and civil litigation, the Queensland Government has announced it will remove the statutory limitation period for child sexual abuse claims; released whole-of-Queensland Government guidelines for responding to civil litigation in relation to child sexual abuse; and released an issues paper seeking feedback about a range of civil litigation reforms.

ANOTHER PEAKCARE COMPETITION. BE IN IT TO WIN IT!

by PeakCare Qld
on 27th May 2016

PeakCare is running yet another competition. All you need to do is submit correct answers to five simple questions listed below.

AIHW releases analysis of 2014 2015 child protection data

by PeakCare Qld
on 28th April 2016

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released Child Protection Australia 2014-15 last week. Across Australia, the report showed that the number of children in contact with the child protection system continued to increase. 

PeakCares Roundtables Roadtrip 2016

by PeakCare Qld
on 7th April 2016

Our invitation to you

The views of children and young people in out-of-home care: overview of indicator results from a pilot national survey 2015

by Peakcare Qld
on 31st March 2016

In March 2016, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released an overview of the results from the pilot survey of children and young people in out-of-home care across Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle competition

by PeakCare Qld
on 23rd March 2016

PeakCare is pleased to announce the winners of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Competition. 

Queensland Child Protection Week Grants and Awards

by PeakCare Qld
on 17th March 2016

To participate in Queensland Child Protection Week, a number of Grants and Award nomination options are available

Child Placement Principle Competition

by PeakCare Qld
on 10th March 2016

Child Placement Principle Competition – the five questions

On the matter of secure care

by PeakCare Qld
on 2nd March 2016

The possibility of Queensland children being placed in secure care is again emerging as a hot topic of discussion across the State, with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services having recently contracted KPMG to develop “an evidence base and options for contained therapeutic care approaches to placement services in a Queensland context”.

Service models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children blasted at Child Protection Symposium

by PeakCare Qld
on 25th February 2016

PeakCare urges co-design of strategies to implement Hope and Healing Framework

 

Research into young people with intellectual disabilities and the police in Queensland

by PeakCare Qld
on 22nd February 2016

A team of researchers from the School of Justice and the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is currently undertaking an exploratory research project into the experiences of young people with the police in Queensland.

Have your say in the Your Workforce Your Future survey

by PeakCare Qld
on 11th February 2016

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council has partnered with the Queensland Family and Child Commission to develop a baseline profile of Queensland’s child protection and family support workforce in 2016.

Your invitation to a Royal Commission multicultural forum

by PeakCare Qld
on 11th February 2016

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will host a multicultural forum for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Brisbane on Tuesday 1 March.

Support the FIN Parent Cafe

by PeakCare Qld
on 4th February 2016

On the 17th February 2016, SEQ FIN will be holding a Parent Café to provide an opportunity for parents to contribute their views to the current review of the Child Protection Act 1999.

PeakCare Research group kicks off for 2016

by PeakCare Qld
on 3rd February 2016

PeakCare members were treated to four terrific presentations at the first meeting of the Research Group for 2016.

Queensland Child Protection Parent Perception Study

by PeakCare Qld
on 27th January 2016

All parents who are currently involved with the Department and subject to Intervention with Parental Agreement (IPA) or a Child Protection Order (CPO) are invited to participate in this study.

Batiba Guwiyal

by PeakCare Qld
on 27th January 2016

The Batiba Guwiyal conference is focused on facilitating collaborative efforts to tackle the impacts and find solutions to child sexual assault in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The conference is being held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1st and 2nd March, 2016.

Third Action Plan (2015-18) released

by PeakCare Qld
on 6th January 2016

In late 2015, the Third Action Plan (2015-18) under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 was launched by Commonwealth Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Christian Porter MP.

CREATE needs you!

by PeakCare Qld
on 5th January 2016

CREATE Foundation is coming to the South West region and bringing with them an exciting project - 'Voices in Action.'

Children and young people with disabilities in care

by PeakCare Qld
on 9th December 2015

The 2015 Queensland Child Protection Research Symposium, hosted by Griffith University and Life Without Barriers (LWB), was held on 1 December 2015. The symposium topic was children and young people with disabilities in care: research and practice.

Childrens rights, more or less

by PeakCare Qld
on 8th December 2015

As per legislative requirements, Megan Mitchell, the inaugural National Children’s Commissioner, prepares an annual report about her activities, and children’s and young people’s enjoyment and exercise of their human rights in Australia.

Changes to Youth Justice laws - back to the future

by PeakCare Qld
on 2nd December 2015

Given that many young people who encounter the youth justice system have a current or previous involvement with child protection, PeakCare has a strong interest in youth justice legislative and program reforms.

PeakCares recent submissions

by PeakCare Qld
on 2nd December 2015

PeakCare took advantage of two recent opportunities to make submissions to Queensland Government consultation processes.

A SILS Survey as T2I Month draws to a close

by PeakCare Qld
on 25th November 2015

Now is the time to fill out a very short one page survey looking at: What works well in Supported Independent Living Services/Programs.

Launch of new Advisory Council

by PeakCare Qld
on 25th November 2015

A new twelve-member Advisory Council to the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) was launched on Tuesday 24th November 2015. 

The competition continues

by PeakCare Qld
on 19th November 2015

PeakCare is now pleased to provide an opportunity for one of our eNews readers who was unable to attend our 17th November event to win an unclaimed raffle prize – a $50 Secure Parking voucher. 

What really happened behind the scenes at Trivia with a twist

by PeakCare Qld
on 19th November 2015

The winner of the Trivia with a Twist competition hosted by PeakCare on 17th November was – drum roll please – BoysTown. 

2015 state wide launch of T2I Month

by PeakCare Qld
on 12th November 2015

Thursday, November 5th saw the North Coast emphatically engaged with the intent of positively transitioning young people from care to independence as they led the official launch of Transition to Independence (T2I) Month. 

WANTED Young people with a care experience

by PeakCare Qld
on 10th November 2015

There is a review of the Child Protection Act coming up and Create want to hear what young people with a care experience have to say about it! 

PeakCare Board candidates announced

by PeakCare Qld
on 10th November 2015

PeakCare is pleased to release a document that lists the nominated candidates for election to the PeakCare Board that will take place during the Annual General Meeting to be held at Riverside Receptions, New Farm at 4.30pm on 17th November 2015

Thank you

by PeakCare Qld
on 9th November 2015

 

PeakCare sincerely thanks the many businesses, supporters and individuals who have generously donated prizes for the mega-raffles to be awarded at our BLOCKBUSTER event!

Nominate by Monday

by PeakCare Qld
on 5th November 2015

The closing date for receiving nominations of candidates to stand for election to the PeakCare Board is Monday 9th November 2015.

Need some child and family welfare research or stats

by PeakCare Qld
on 3rd November 2015

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) is an information exchange for child, family and community welfare practitioners, policy makers, service providers and researchers working with children, families and communities.

Happy Transition to Independence Month 2015

by PeakCare Qld
on 1st November 2015

Transition to Independence Month or T2I Month is held in November each year with a focus on helping young people make the journey from the child protection system to independence and achieve positive life outcomes.

 

Last chance to give feedback on streamlined reporting

by PeakCare Qld
on 28th October 2015

Queensland Treasury is leading a project focused on reducing the reporting burden on non-government organisations within the social services sector in recognition of the cross sector and cross agency benefits that accrue to all parties from streamlining reporting requirements.

Get involved in the review of the Child Protection Act 1999

by PeakCare Qld
on 27th October 2015

Community forums are happening in locations across the state to provide background information and explore the desired big picture outcomes for children, young people and families from a new legislative framework that will underpin reforms to Queensland’s child protection and family support system.

Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study

by PeakCare Qld
on 21st October 2015

 Outcomes of Children and Young People in Out-of-Home Care in NSW

What is Transition to Independence Month

by PeakCare Qld
on 21st October 2015

Transition to Independence Month or T2I Month is held in November each year with a focus on helping young people make the journey from the child protection system to independence and achieve positive life outcomes.

Children and young people with disabilities in care

by PeakCare Qld
on 21st October 2015

The 2015 Queensland Child Protection Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at Griffith University Southbank campus.

Another nexus considered still a few to go

by PeakCare Qld
on 15th October 2015

PeakCare, C&K, the Salvation Army and Griffith University co-hosted a seminar entitled Nexus: Perspectives on how early childhood educators and family support practitioners can better connect for child and family outcomes on Saturday 10 October 2015. 

Barret Adolescent Centre Inquiry commences

by PeakCare Qld
on 1st October 2015

The Barrett Adolescent Centre Commission of Inquiry commenced on 14th September 2015. Why does PeakCare hold a special interest in the findings and recommendations of this Inquiry?  Read more to find out...

We need you!

by Peakcare Qld
on 30th September 2015

A study on child protection judgement and decision making

Sombre reminders of the need for Child Protection

by PeakCare Qld
on 14th September 2015

Sombre reminders of the need for Child Protection at the Annual Child Protection Week Dinner

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