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Improving mental health and wellbeing support for children

The UK’s Social Care Institute for Excellence has released a resource hub aimed at supporting the emotional and mental wellbeing of children and young people not living in the care of their birth families. The hub includes details of a report into improving mental health support for children and young people, as well as an accompanying set of recommendations, key risks and quality statements drawn from the report. The hub also contains practice advice and tools, a dedicated site for young people to access support, and a collection of messages and feedback from children and young people in care and care leavers on what types of help and support they found useful.

Anti-Poverty Week 2022

Anti-Poverty Week 2022 has seen the release of numerous publications reporting on poverty in Australia and its impact. Take the…

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A path forward for anti-discrimination law in Queensland

The final report and recommendations of the QHRC’s Review of Queensland’s Anti-Discrimination Act were tabled in state parliament on 1st…

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Report into institutional child sexual abuse reforms

On Friday, 8th April 2022, the Queensland Government tabled its fourth annual report into the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual…

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Care experienced Youth Advisory Group to be appointed in Queensland

Youth Advisory Group to be appointed as key outcome of Queensland’s Residential Care Review, updated HSQF soon applicable, PeakCare’s new…

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DCSSDS Motor Vehicle Safety Guidelines – FAQs and Clarifications

In late 2023, the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services released the Motor Vehicle Safety – Guidelines for Child…

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Universities Accord Final Report released, legislative changes, and foster carer engagement

The Universities Accord Final Report has been released, containing recommendations to reform Australia’s higher education system. It’s also Queensland Women’s…

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