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PeakCare Submissions

2024

Submission in response to the Draft Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2024–2029

On 13 May 2024, PeakCare lodged a submission to Health and Wellbeing Queensland in response to the Draft Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2024–2029.

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2024

Submission in response to the Education (General Provisions) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024

On 25 March 2024, PeakCare lodged a submission to Education, Employment, Training and Skills Committee in response to the Education (General Provisions) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2024.

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2024

Submission in response to the Draft Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024

On 18 March 2024, PeakCare lodged a submission to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General in response to the Draft Anti-Discrimination Bill 2024.

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PeakCare Reports

Beyond A Checklist – Guiding the Road Forward for Queensland’s Residential Care System

In December 2023, in response to the Queensland Government’s review into residential care, PeakCare prepared a report consolidating the voices and expertise of the sector including those with a lived experience to inform development of Queensland’s roadmap for residential care.

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What Works Matters

This project, in conjunction with Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care Peak (QATSICCP), focuses on successful capacity building within Indigenous organisations and communities and PeakCare members.
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Transition from Care

Click here to view PeakCare’s Transition from Care Project Report

Residential Care Model

Click here to view the Residential Care Model Report

Culture Matters

Click here to view the Culture Matters Report

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PeakCare Discussion Papers

Towards a better understanding and management of the nexus between child protection and domestic and family violence


This paper released in May 2014 builds on matters raised at the symposium hosted by PeakCare and Griffith University in December 2013 that explored the intersection of child protection and domestic and family violence. PeakCare does not pretend that this paper ‘holds the answers’. Rather, its intentions are to, in a very preliminary way, explore and focus some of the questions that need to be asked and to serve as a catalyst and prompt for further discussion.

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Secure Care – Needed or Not?


This paper released in March 2013 responds to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) and discusses the issues involved in considering the introduction of a secure care option for Queensland children in State care, and collates the views of PeakCare Members and Supporters and other interest groups about this important matter for submission to the Carmody Inquiry.

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Permanency planning and the question of adoption


This paper released in February 2013 responds to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) and discusses permanency planning for children who might otherwise be facing long term guardianship to the Chief Executive and placement in out-of-home care, as well as considering the question of adoption as an option for achieving permanency in the care provided for children. This paper identifies and methodically explores any changes to legislation, policy and/or practice concerning permanency planning, and collates the views of PeakCare Members and Supporters and other interest groups about this important matter for submission to the Carmody Inquiry.

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PeakCare Products

What Lies Beneath the Words: the Sequel

What Lies Beneath… the Words is a short film produced by PeakCare in 2016. Inspired by the classic suspense thriller, What Lies Beneath starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford, this film delves into the scary things that often lie beneath the words that children and young people encounter, day in and…

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What Lies Beneath the Words

What Lies Beneath the Words is our filmed adaptation of a session of the same title delivered by Lindsay Wegener, PeakCares Executive Director at CREATEs Youth for Change Conference and at The Encore Sessions hosted by PeakCare and the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak in late 2015….

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Culturally Sensitive Practice in Out of Home Care – A Good Practice Guide to supporting children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse [CALD] backgrounds in Out of Home Care.

The Guide, authored by Ms Jatinder Kaur of JK Diversity Consultants and co-sponsored by Key Assets – The Children’s Service Provider [Queensland], Life Without Barriers, and PeakCare Queensland, has been developed as a practice guide for anyone working with children and young people from CALD backgrounds and is targeted towards practitioners…

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