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 is on 10 – 19 April. Join in Australia’s largest celebration of young people by attending one of the fantastic events happening throughout Queensland.
Join the national reconciliation effort from 27 May to 3 June. Find out what’s happening in your area or host an event.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence has delivered its report ‘Not now, Not ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence’.
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.
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.
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.
The Queensland Government is investing almost $3 million over three years to purchase youth support services across Queensland to provide young people with services that make a real difference to their lives and support them to reach their full potential. Requests for quotes are being sought from suitably qualified, skilled service providers to deliver youth support services. More information.
The Queensland Government has announced $650,000 in funding to find better ways of working with, and meeting the needs of, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children. More information.