Children and young people with disabilities in care

by PeakCare Qld on 21st October 2015

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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.

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The 2015 Queensland Child Protection Research Symposium will be held on Tuesday, 1 December 2015 at Griffith University Southbank campus. This year, the focus is on children and young people with disabilities in care. The symposium offers an opportunity to hear the views of children and young people, parents and service providers, and to consider how the service system can be improved.

The topic is relevant as the prevalence of children with disability in care in Australia is not known, and limited data are available about their needs, both in care and post-care. Research will be presented about preventing abuse and neglect of children and young people with disability (Dr Sally Robinson, Southern Cross University), and working with parents whose children are in care (Prof Lesley Chenoweth (Griffith University), Prof Jill Wilson (UQ), and Dr Kathleen Ellem (QUT)). Janelle Chapman (National Practice Leader Disability Services, Life Without Barriers) will present on person-centred care and bridging the gap between child protection and disability services. And a CREATE young consultant will speak about transitioning from care.

Organised by Griffith University and Life Without Barriers, the half-day event is targeted to researchers, policy makers and practitioners. It aims to promote evidence-informed practice with children and young people in care, advance knowledge through discussion about child protection practice and research, and strengthen links between researchers and practitioners in the child protection field.  

Read more here or view the flyer here

Attendance is free. Registration closes at 5pm on Friday 20 November 2014. To register click here


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