About Us

Our history

PeakCare Queensland was established in 1999 having evolved from the Child and Family Welfare Association of Queensland and prior to that, the Board of Governing Authorities for residential care.

The shift to PeakCare Queensland occurred in response to a growing awareness of not only other forms of out-of-home care being provided by non-government organisations for children and young people, but also the increasing range of child, youth and family support services that were seen as integral to an effective child protection system. The providers of these services also wished to have their voices properly represented and heard.

Click here to view the Certificate of Incorporation on Change of Name

In 2012, PeakCare was registered as a charity by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission.

Click here to view our registration with the ACNC


Who we are today

Staying true to the original intentions of providing an independent and impartial voice able to represent and promote matters of interest to the non-government sector, PeakCare remains a not-for-profit organisation with a membership base consisting of non-government organisations involved in the delivery of child protection, out-of-home care and related services. A network of supporters made up of individuals and other entities with an interest in child protection also subscribe to PeakCare.

In keeping with our Constitution, the strategic directions and governance of PeakCare is guided and monitored by a Board comprised of elected representatives from our member organisations.

Click here to view the PeakCare Constitution


Our Vision

Safe and well children – Safe and well families


Our beliefs and values

  • Leadership, integrity and courage
  • Respect and inclusiveness
  • Independence, interdependence and impartiality
  • Reconciliation that honours First Peoples of the Land and their rights to self-determination


Our strategic intent 2016-20

Thought leadership:

To shape informed leadership within the child protection system through building and sharing knowledge and promoting innovation


To be a strong independent voice informed by research, evaluation and evidence to influence and achieve better outcomes for children, young people, families and communities


To effectively engage and influence dialogue about family support and child protection within all Queensland communities and across government and non-government sectors at local, state and national levels


To increase membership and diversify incomes sources to meet expectations and deepen our sphere of influence