During the last week of June 2019 Queensland hosted The Big Week, consisting of not one, not two, but three big events:

  • The National Child Protection Conference – Co-hosted by the Child and Family Welfare Association of Australia (CAFWAA), the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP), and PeakCare Queensland (24 & 25 June 2019);
  • Advocacy Masterclass – Led by Professor Cindy Blackstock (26 June 2019); and
  • The QATSICPP Members’ Conference – Hosted by QATSICPP (27 & 28 June 2019).

 

About the National Child Protection Conference

24 & 25 June 2019
Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

The National Child Protection Conference gathered together policy-makers, researchers, service administrators and practitioners from government and non-government mainstream and community-controlled organisations from across the country to explore what’s hot in the world of child protection. This important conference provided opportunities to showcase innovation as well as to explore and debate contentious issues currently confronting all Australian States and Territories.

The National Child Protection Conference featured presentations from speakers and organisations from across the country and included:

  • Keynote addresses
  • 90 minute workshops and panel-led discussions
  • 40 minute concurrent presentations, and
  • 10 minute express podium presentations.

Download the Conference Program.

Download the Conference Feedback Survey Report


Advocacy Masterclass – Led by Professor Cindy Blackstock

26 June 2019
Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Professor Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation, and has 25 years of social work experience in child protection and Indigenous children’s rights.

Professor Blackstock facilitated (in partnership with QATSICPP and PeakCare) a workshop designed to strengthen the voice of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Sector and further encourage representation and strong advocacy under the changing legislative and policy reform.


QATSICPP Members’ Conference – Hosted by QATSICPP

27 & 28 June 2019
Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane 

This conference showcased the skills and expertise of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Sector and its workforce. Important information, knowledge and best practice was showcased by Member Organisation presentations.

An integral part of the Conference was honouring QATSICPP’s Strategic Priorities:

  • Sector and Practice Excellence
  • Partnerships and Accountability
  • Voice and Representation
  • Cultural Leadership