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#THRIVE2023 Conference – a Home and Healing for Every Child

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Queensland now has 1,763 children in residential care. Almost 1 in 3 are under 12 years old and 42% of children in residential care are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. This comes at a time when demand on the child protection system is greater than ever and the number of children being care for in foster care arrangements is decreasing.

So what can be done for children, young people, families, and the workers and organisations who support them in the face of these significant challenges?

Tom Allsop of PeakCare QueenslandDr Lisa J. Griffiths of OzChildLuke Twyford of Queensland Family and Child CommissionEllie White lived experience advocate and legal practitioner, and Renee Carter of Adopt Change will be having a frank and fearless panel discussion at @adoptchangeau THRIVE Conference on 13 November to explore what we need to consider to tackle this issue head on and change the reality for kids in care in Australia.

This is not a typical ‘conference’. It is a meeting of government, child welfare sector, lived experience and advocates to work towards solutions and improved practice to provide A Home and Healing for Every Child.

Join us in Sydney 13-14 November 2023. Find out more at: https://www.eventsforchange.org.au/thrive2023/

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