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QATSICPP Position for Aboriginal kinship care
QATSICPP Community controlled child protection
QATSICPP PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT
The focus of the Practice Development Team in QATSICPP is to improve the direct practice skills of frontline staff working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations that deliver child protection services across Queensland. A key activity of the Practice Development Team is to develop a structural practice element that support excellence in practice.
QATSICPP PRACTICE STANDARDS
Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection practice standards seek to achieve:
- Better outcomes for children and families
- A strong, sustainable and capable sector able to deliver these outcomes.
The Practice Standards honour the enduring cultures and traditions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, drawing on knowledge systems of growing up children and their connections to family, community, country and culture. The standards apply to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family services that provide child protection services.
QATSICPP PRACTICE GUIDE
The Practice Guide is a practical resource that all practitioners working across the Child Protection continuum in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations can use for both practice and reflection. The Practice Guide is guided by the QATSICPP Practice Standards and the Aboriginal Child Placement Principles.
QATSICPP PRACTICE GUIDE ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT
The QATSICPP Assessment Toolkit is referenced and is to be used in conjunction with the QATSICPP Practice Guide.
The purpose of the Toolkit is to be a practical resource that is effective in ensuring the needs of families and children are responded to and they become strengthened as a result of being involved in the assessment process from beginning to end. The Toolkit is designed for use in daily practice as well as a source for critical reflection.
QATSICPP SUPERVISION FRAMEWORK
The purpose of the Supervision Framework guide is to provide a framework, accompanied by practice resources, for delivery of culturally-grounded, professional supervision within child protection services. Implementation of this supervision framework aims to resource the needs and aspirations of:
- Frontline staff in working with children, families and communities
- Managers in developing excellence in frontline staff through support and leadership
- Organisations in ensuring continuous improvement of service delivery and accountability to children, families, communities and funding bodies.
The Appendix to the Supervision Framework provides templates for the Supervision Agreement and Supervision Record.
AbORiginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement PrincipleS
The goal of the Principle is to enhance and preserve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s connection to family and community, and sense of identity and culture. It is not merely about the placement hierarchy which is what the principle is often conceptualised. The SNAICC document below highlights the broad aims of the principle as well as the five inter-related elements of the principle flow: prevention, partnership, placement, participation and connection.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: A guide to support implementation.
SNAICC have recently released the new resource: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: A guide to support implementation.
The guide is designed to support practitioners and policy makers in the children and family sectors from all jurisdictions to develop strategies to improve their implementation of the ATSICPP. Its content is strongly influenced by the expert knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander agencies and leaders in the sector who provided their input to its drafting.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle (the ATSICPP) aims to keep children connected to their families, communities, cultures and country, and to ensure the participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in decisions about their children’s care and protection. The ATSICPP centres on five elements: prevention, partnership, participation, placement and connection.
To access a copy of the resource click on the link