QATSICPP was established as the peak body representing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection organisations in Queensland in February 2009. But our story began long before then. Throughout the 1970’s members of our community banded together across the state to respond to the concerns that vulnerable children and families needed support and that too many children were being taken from their families. From there, these groups have continued to formalise, advocate and demand better outcomes for our children. Today QATSICPP stands as a respected voice in the eyes of our sector and government partners, representing over thirty community-controlled organisations. You can find out more about our history and achievements below.
QATSICPP recently made a submission to the Department of Justice and Attorney General’s review of the Family and Child Commission Act 2014. The Act sets out how the Queensland Family and Child Commission will promote the safety, wellbeing and best interest of children and young people.
Our submission calls for a range of changes to the Act.
On Friday 24 February QATSICPP made a submission to the Economics and Governance Parliamentary Committee in response to the proposed legislative amendments in the Strengthening Community Safety 2023 Bill which was tabled in Parliament last week. Please see our submission here.
The QATSICPP hosts its 4th Members’ Conference and Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Awards in Brisbane on 1-2 December 2022 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on the traditional lands of the Turrbal and Yagera peoples in Brisbane’s central business district. It was the first time in a couple of years since the sector was able to come together, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At the conference, QATSICPP CEO Garth Morgan launches its new Strategic Plan “Positive Futures for our Children” and the official opening of its Centre of Excellence with Inaugural Director, Candice Butler leading this important piece of work.
QATSICPP’s new Learning Management System (LMS) received industry recognition at the international 2022 LearnX Live! Awards. Our LMS received a Diamond award for Best E-Learning Project by a New E-Learning Adopter, fantastic recognition of the quality and cultural integrity of the ATSIFLDM modules and on demand accessibility for Sector staff. The LMS was proudly supported by the Queensland Government.
Watch the QATSICPP 10 Year Anniversary video
Reflecting on the struggles and achievements of those who played key roles in the early days of our organisation’s development.