Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

20th annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament begins

The 20th annual YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament is underway. Stay up-to-date with the latest news and activities from the 2015 YMCA youth parliamentarians.

National Youth Week 2015

National Youth Week is on 10 – 19 April. Join in Australia’s largest celebration of young people by attending one of the fantastic events happening throughout Queensland.

Celebrate National Reconciliation Week

Join the national reconciliation effort from 27 May to 3 June. Find out what’s happening in your area or host an event.

Next Step After Care

Young Queenslanders up to 21 years old and who have left care, can now access help 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling or texting 1800 NEXTSTEP (1800 639 878).

Funding boost helps children in care

Queensland children in foster and kinship care will have greater opportunities to reach their potential and improve their literacy and numeracy skills, thanks to the Queensland Government providing an additional $880,000 over three years for the Pyjama Foundation’s Love of Learning program.

Queensland Indigenous Youth Leadership Program – apply now

Applications for the 2015 program are now open. This program provides an exciting opportunity for Indigenous Queenslanders aged 18 to 25 to develop leadership skills and learn about democratic processes. Applications close 29 April 2015. 

Make change happen

Cadetships are available for Indigenous university students who are interested in working in child safety. The cadetships will be offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in their final year of a Bachelor of Human Services or Social Work, and who are interested in a career as a Child Safety Officer.

Queensland Multicultural Awards 2015

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Multicultural Awards which recognise the valuable contributions of Queenslanders working to promote the benefits of a multicultural society. Applications close 24 April.

Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence report

The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence has delivered its report ‘Not now, Not ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence’.

New Family and Child Connect ready to help vulnerable families

The first seven Family and Child Connect services are ready to support vulnerable families by connecting them to the right services at the right time. Families will get the help they need to care for their children safely at home.

Getting people with disability ready for the NDIS

We have funded nine organisations to deliver Participant Readiness activities across the state to help people with disability get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Find out more about activities in your area and how you can get involved.

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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services works to make our state great by strengthening connections between individuals, families and communities. We strive for improved wellbeing, safety and participation of Queenslanders by providing and investing in quality human services.


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