Get involved in the review of the Child Protection Act 1999

by PeakCare Qld on 27th October 2015

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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.

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Your candidates for PeakCare's Board for 2017

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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.

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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. The half-day forums are being conducted by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Forums have occurred in some areas, and locations and dates for others are yet to be announced. Sessions will be held at Beenleigh (9 November), Maroochydore (10 November, Gold Coast (11 November), Caboolture (12 November), Brisbane (18 November) and Townsville (19 November). Registration is required. The schedule for this first round of forums is available here. Participation across the range of stakeholders with an interest in child protection and family support is encouraged. Discussion from each small group is captured and consolidated live on a big screen during each session. The forums are but one way to be involved….

In September, the Government released, Supporting families and protecting children in Queensland: a new legislative framework, to support cross-sector discussion about the laws needed to underpin child protection and family support reforms. The paper sets out the background to the review and the role that a legislative framework can play, and goes through some of the areas for reform, such as permanency planning, information sharing and supporting young people’s transition from care to independence. Consultation questions are included. Written submissions can be made to CPAReview@communities.qld.gov.au and close on 29 February 2016.

The Department also plans to hold small group sessions and round table discussions with community and service providers on key issues. Keep up to date with the review here. Any questions or comments about the review can made by emailing CPAReview@communities.qld.gov.au or phoning 0732244964.

Plans for targeted discussions with PeakCare members and supporters in a number of locations across the state are being finalised and will be circulated by mid-November. In the meantime, everyone is encouraged to be part of the half-day broader discussions with local and regional colleagues from different sectors and organisations. For further information about PeakCare’s plans, contact Lindsay Wegener. lwegener@peakcare.org.au

 

 

 

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