Working for a better future and outcomes for our children
We have developed a number of affiliations with many government and non-government organisations to address Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander child protection issues. These arrangements are formal and informal and involve QATSICPP’s participation on committee and working groups of child protection partners and affiliates.
QATSICPP Ltd is affiliated and a member on the board of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) the national peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and families.
This national body provides an independent voice for children and young people in Out of Home Care. CREATE seeks to connect and empower Australian children and young people in care and, change the care system through activities, programs, training, research and policy advice.
Is the Peak body for child protection agencies and services which provide prevention, early intervention, Out of Home Care and related support services, family support, statutory intervention and ongoing support to children, young people and their families.
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES, CHILD SAFETY AND DISABILITY SERVICES
The DCCSDS is the primary funder of the QATSICPP. We work closely with the Department and it’s leadership to advocate reform in the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities. We provide strategic and practical advice to the Department and other Government agencies through participation in the governance of reforms and through co-design and co-production of significant projects, programs and policies that impact upon our children and families. Cooperative, collaborative and coordinated approaches to policy and service development are essential between agencies at all levels of government to address the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their families in the statutory child protection system. We remain committed to this shared goal.
FAMILY MATTERS CAMPAIGN
The Family Matters – strong communities, strong families, stronger children campaign has been established to drive a collaborative approach to change; to see all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture. This Family Matters Roadmap presents an evidence based vision and clear strategies for fundamental change to policy and practice. It calls on governments and non-government organisations to respond to the pressing call to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to arrest these negative trajectories and eliminate over-representation in out-of-home care within a generation (by 2040). For more information click here.
QUEENSLAND ABORIGINAL & ISLANDER HEALTH COUNCIL (QAIHC)
Is the state peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both state and national level. QATSICPP work collaboratively with our colleagues at QAIHC to promote the safety and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families. For more information click here.
QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE RESEARCH – CQ UNIVERSITY
Undertakes research and develop educational resources pertaining to domestic and family violence in Queensland. For more information click here.
QUEENSLAND FAMILY AND CHILD COMMISSION
The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) was established on 1 July 2014 as a result of the Queensland Government's response to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) – Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection 2013.
Under the Queensland Family and Child Commission Act 2014 the purpose of the QFCC is to:
- Promote the safety, wellbeing and best interests of children and young people
- Promote and advocate the responsibility of families and communities to protect and care for children and young people
- Improve the child protection system.
THE NATIONAL HEALING FOUNDATION
STRONG SPIRIT • STRONG CULTURE • STRONG PEOPLE
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. Our work helps people create a different future. For more information click here.
GILIMBAAGilimbaa is a full service creative agency that specialise in indigenous communication through the education, preservation and celebration of culture and community. For more information click here.