The new Queensland Government Protocol for Joint Agency Response When a Child in Care is Missing outlines the steps to be taken to ensure there are no delays when a child living in out-of-home care is missing from school or home.
Expressions of interest are now open for community-controlled organisations to lead the design and delivery of new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing services in the Roma, Mackay, South Burnett and Moreton Bay catchments.
The Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor and the Office of the Director of Child Protection Litigation are now operational, signalling the start of a new approach for managing child protection matters in the Childrens Court.
Family and Child Connect services have now opened their doors to families at risk in Mackay and Cairns, giving parents access to the help they need to safely care for their children at home.
The Queensland Government has outlined the way forward for developing an action plan to improve outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.
Supporting Families Changing Futures: Advancing Queensland’s child protection and family support reforms reports on key achievements of the 10-year reform agenda to date and sets out the priorities for next two years.
Free training is now available for individuals and organisations that work with families and parents to become accredited providers of the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program to Queensland mums, dads and carers.
Learn new skills to raise happy, healthy children and help your family thrive. The Triple P Positive Parenting Program is now free for all Queensland parents and carers of children up to 16 years.
On 22 June, key government decision makers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and sector representatives met in Brisbane to set the strategic direction and build a framework for the new cross-sectoral Queensland action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families experiencing vulnerability.
KPMG has been contracted to develop a new model for assessing and managing the health and wellbeing needs of children and young people in out-of-home care.
Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak has appointed two Senior Practice Leaders to work with community controlled organisations and build partnerships with departmental practitioners to drive culturally responsive practice across the child protection sector.
A statewide consultation process to inform a comprehensive review of the role and function of Recognised Entities is currently underway.