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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.

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This year, around 8000 Queensland children will be cared for by Foster and Kinship Carers.  These are the children of our State, the children of our communities – they are our children!
The Foster and Kinship Carers who find room in their homes, in their lives and in their hearts to care for these children on behalf of the citizens of Queensland deserve our heartfelt appreciation and thanks.
The opportunity now exists for all Queenslanders to express their thanks to Foster and Kinship Carers.
 
Launch of new Foster and Kinship Carer Week website
In preparation for Foster and Kinship Carer Week 2014 which is to be held from 9th to 15th March, a new website has been created that features an open letter of appreciation to Queensland’s Foster and Kinship Carers.  Visitors to the site will be invited to enter their name, either as an individual or on behalf of their organisation or employer, and become ‘signatories’ to this letter.   After Foster and Kinship Carer Week has concluded, The Honourable Tracy Davis MP, Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services will be invited to table the open letter in State Parliament and request a vote of thanks to Queensland Carers.
 
How you can assist in promoting Foster and Kinship Care Week
You are invited to visit the new website and view:
·         the words of prominent Australians such as Mr Geoffrey Rush, Ms Marcia Hines AM, Ms Katie Noonan, Mrs Lisa Newman, Mr Michael De Vere, Judge Tim Carmody (who led the recently conducted Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry) and Commissioner Steve Armitage (Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian), urging others to join them in thanking Queensland Foster and Kinship Carers
·         the messages of appreciation already posted on the site by The Honourable Tracy Davis MP, Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, members of the 2014 Foster and Kinship Carer Week Committee, non-government organisations involved directly or indirectly in working with Foster and Kinship Carers and the children in their care, and numerous businesses and organisations that have sponsored or supported Foster and Kinship Carer Week 2104 in other ways, and
·         videos of Foster and Kinship Carers talking about their experiences in providing care for children and young people.
In helping to make Foster and Kinship Carer Week 2014 a memorable experience for Carers, you are invited to enter your name as a signatory to the open letter of appreciation to Foster and Kinship Carers and encourage others to do the same.
Other ways in which you can promote the website and the open letter of appreciation to Queensland Foster and Kinship Carers include:
·         displaying and/or distributing one or both of the attached flyers within your organisation and throughout your networks
·         authoring and releasing your own personalised statement via a ‘hard copy’ or ‘electronic’ newsletter (or similar publication) to members of your organisation’s staff and other local networks encouraging others to join you in thanking Queensland Foster and Kinship Carers
·         encouraging your friends and family to visit the site and ‘sign’ the open letter, and
·         visiting and ‘liking’ the Foster and Kinship Carer Week facebook page and making use of your own social media outlets to direct others to the Foster and Kinship Carer Week website.   
Please email groberts@peakcare.org.au if you have any queries about this request or other suggestions to offer about promoting this very worthwhile initiative.
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