GForce Transition to Independence Month 2014

by PeakCare Qld on 3rd November 2014

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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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on 12th December 2016

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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November is Transition to Independence Month (T2I Month) which is focused on helping young people make the journey from the child protection system to independence and achieve positive life outcomes.

Each year, nearly 400 young people leave the Queensland child protection system to live independently. Help and support for these young people often comes from family, carers and community members, as well as government and non-government service providers. However, a number of young people make this transition without the support of a family network.

The year’s theme ‘Together to independence – My future, My dreams, My team’, promotes that everyone needs to work together to ensure young people leaving care are connected to support services and have opportunities to assist them to lead fulfilling and positive lives.

Legislation and policy highlight the importance of supporting young people transitioning from the care system. The Child Protection Act (1999), under the Charter of Rights, states that young people are entitled to receive appropriate help with their transition from being a child in care to independence. This includes help with housing, access to income support, training and education.

Visit the CREATE Foundation website for more information including:

  • What events are happening during the month?
  • How can I be involved?
  • Register your T2I event
  • Resources and tools.
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