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Innovative children’s social care program evaluation

The UK Department for Education has published a report that provides an overview of the evaluation of the children’s social care innovation program in England 2014 to 2016. Findings from 45 project evaluations include 24 of the 45 project evaluations reporting reductions in children in care, children identified as children in need, children in residential care, and increased reunification with birth families. Recommendations for practice include using a systemic, family-focused, strengths-based approach that supports families and young people to take more responsibility for their own lives; multi-professional teams including specialist workers in substance abuse, domestic abuse, mental health, child sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation and offending; and providing consistent support to parents, young people and foster carers through one consistent ‘key worker’. Read the report.

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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Prioritisation of health services for children in care

Did you know that Queensland Health has an intention to prioritise provision of health services to children in care? Read…

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Queensland’s Residential Care Roadmap released – A new chapter for residential care in Queensland

The Queensland Government has today released the Roadmap for Residential Care in Queensland. Key focus areas for this roadmap include halving…

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Hundreds of Masterclass enrolments, youth justice news and initiatives and more in this week’s eNews

PeakCare is pleased to officially launch our first Hope & Healing Masterclass, with hundreds across the residential care sector already…

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