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Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Working together to improve life outcomes for young people in care

The department and placement service providers have jointly developed a new framework that will ensure a consistent approach to providing out-of-home care to children and young people, regardless of their care arrangements.

National disability conference initiative

Australian Government grants of up to $10,000 now open to assist people with disability to participate in nationally-focussed disability conferences in Australia. Applications close 14 March 2017.

Getting residential care services ready to implement the Hope and Healing Framework

PeakCare is working with residential care services to implement the Hope and Healing Framework which will improve therapeutic and trauma-informed services provided to children and young people living in residential care.

Care2Achieve scholarships announced

Fifty young women leaving care will receive scholarships to further their education as part of the new Care2Achieve program.

Charter of Rights booklets for kids in care

Our popular Charter of Rights booklets for children and young people in care have been updated. Kids Rights is for children aged 4–8 years, and My Journey in Care is for young people aged 9–15 years, who come into care.

Family and Child Connect to open in Mount Isa/Gulf

Family and Child Connect services will open in the Mount Isa/Gulf catchment in March 2017, giving vulnerable families access to the help they need to safely care for their children at home.

Nominate now for 2017 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament

Young Queenslanders aged 15 to 25 years have an opportunity to speak up for their communities and learn about parliamentary processes. Make your voice heard. Nominations close 5pm on 27 February 2017.

Celebrate Queensland Women’s Week 6-12 March

It’s time to celebrate the achievements of Queensland women and girls. Find out about events in your community and other ways you can be involved and lead the way during Queensland Women’s Week.

Queensland Women’s Strategy Community Implementation Plan

Find out how the government, business and community sectors are working together, and how you can join us, to achieve gender equality in Queensland.

Successful grant applicants for multicultural events announced

We have just announced the successful applicants under the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants program for multicultural events for 2017.

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