To help prepare service providers for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, a range of tools and resources have been developed to assist organisations to respond to consumer demand with the NDIS.
Another six Family and Child Connect services have opened their doors across Queensland.
Women’s Legal Service has launched the Re-focus app for women thinking of separating. It covers legal information about domestic violence, arrangements for children, financial and property matters, safe accommodation options and referrals and coping tips about separation.
Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Queensland Multicultural Awards. The gala dinner, held on 22 August, will mark the beginning of Queensland Multicultural Week. Secure your tickets and help celebrate Queensland’s multicultural champions.
Elder abuse can take different forms, but you may not always be there to witness it. If you are concerned someone you know is experiencing elder abuse, trust your instinct—call the Elder Abuse Helpline.
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).
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.
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.
Organisations are invited to apply for funds to provide counselling, case management, community education and a 24/7 statewide telephone helpline to support people experiencing or affected by problem gambling. Applications close 4pm Friday 31 July 2015. More information.
The department is committed to implementing the recommendations regarding managing information made by the Queensland Audit Office. Find out more.
Queensland foster carer Leanne Robson is the 2015 Barnardos Mother of the Year national award winner. Leanne has opened her heart and home to care for vulnerable children and young people for more than eight years. More information.