In the Read

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Submit a Comment





Latest media reporting on PeakCare’s call to Get Smarter, Not Tougher, on Youth Crime

Late last week, PeakCare released a summary of the media reports about responses to ‘Stop Youth Crime – Get Smarter Not Tougher’, an…

Read More

It’s time to get smarter, not tougher, on youth crime

“If we are demanding children to be accountable, we must be accountable to these children first and provide preventable measures…

Read More

Open letter on youth justice published in the Courier Mail on Saturday, 28 January 2023

PeakCare Members, Supporters and media contacts may already be aware of the full-page open letter to the Queensland Parliament published…

Read More