In the spotlight

by PeakCare Qld on 30th October 2014

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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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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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Last week, a spotlight was shone very brightly on Save the Children Queensland with a visit by Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne to the organisation’s State Offices at West End.  Whether the guests who were present happened to be royalists or republicans, they could not fail to be impressed by the depth of knowledge and insight held by The Princess Royal, her attentiveness to all those present ranging from invited dignitaries through to staff members and volunteers, and the obvious dedication with which she performs her role as President of the Save the Children internationally, a position she has held since 1970.

During my own conversation with The Princess Royal, she initiated discussion about the prevalence of domestic and family violence and its nexus with child protection, alarming trends in the United Kingdom concerning the numbers of children involved with the child protection system who are also encountering the youth justice system and the need to ensure that bureaucratic efforts enable rather than hinder the delivery of services.  

The dedication and professionalism demonstrated by The Princess Royal was perhaps matched only by the managers, staff and volunteers of Save the Children in their demonstration of these same qualities as they showcased the range of programs and services provided by Save the Children throughout Queensland.

Congratulations are extended to Jason Ware, Queensland State Manager and the managers, staff and volunteers from Save the Children for hosting this very enjoyable and stimulating event.

Go to the Save the Children website to read more about the visit by Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne.
Lindsay Wegener
Executive Director, PeakCare

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