Opportunity Awaits

by PeakCare Qld on 26th March 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.

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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Queensland Child Protection Week is coordinated by the Child Protection Week Committee under the auspice of ACT for Kids.  Up to 100 community events are held across Queensland each year during Child Protection Week to raise awareness of this fundamental issue in our society.

Activity Grants funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to plan and co-ordinate these events are available.  Grant applications are assessed and if successful, administered by the committee.  These events have a significant impact in terms of community education which is further enhanced by substantial media reporting.

If your organisation would like to join with others in your area to be part of the community education and celebration of child protection week, activity grant applications are available here.

Another avenue for promoting child protection week in your local community is the Regional Grants.  Through these grants, there is an acknowledgement that organisations and their staff outside of the metropolitan area face further hurdles in their child protection work.  This lends further resources to ensure that organisations can build partnerships and work together to offer clear messages and excellent community development and educational opportunities in their local communities.  These organisations are able to access additional resources to promote child protection in the non-metropolitan areas where barriers and challenges in child protection work are often intensified.

Click here to apply for a Regional Grant.

Recognition of outstanding contributions to child protection is something that those of us in this sector rarely do due to the on-going and complex nature of the work.  It is rare that we step back and really acknowledge the tireless efforts of ourselves, our peers, colleagues and partner agencies - those in the field that go the extra distance in protecting children and young people.  The Queensland Child Protection Awards offer an annual opportunity for us to reflect on those in our workplaces and communities who work tirelessly and contribute above and beyond the call of duty.  With this in mind, the Queensland Child Protection Week Awards Committee can expect an inundation of Award nominations this year!  

There are various categories via which you can nominate the many in your community who contribute to child protection.  This includes: child protection practitioners, managers, educators, media and communications personnel, volunteers, young people and community organisations and programs.

To nominate a person, organisation or program for a Queensland Child Protection Award for outstanding contributions to child protection please click here.??

Queensland Child Protection Week and its partners host numerous events across Queensland.  There is much more exciting news to come.  In the meantime, please focus your attention on applications for Activity Grants, Regional Grants and offering nominations for Awards.  

Further information on the many other Queensland Child Protection Week 2014 events will be coming soon both here on the PeakCare website and in our weekly eNews.  So, watch this space!

Click here to visit the Queensland Child Protection Week Facebook page

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