Queensland will celebrate Child Protection Week from 6 to 12 September. Events being held across the state will raise awareness of child protection issues and acknowledge Queenslanders who make a significant contribution to preventing child harm and neglect.
The Queensland Law Reform Commission has released a discussion paper seeking submissions on its review of child protection mandatory reporting requirements for the early childhood education and care sector. Submissions close on 30 September.
The Queensland Government is seeking feedback on a draft engagement strategy for implementing the Stronger Families reform program. Have your say on the draft strategy by 13 November.
Another six Family and Child Connect services have opened their doors across Queensland.
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.
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).
Sortli is a free mobile app for young people to help them think about their life after leaving the care system and plan their transition to independence.