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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.

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    02/2009 QATSICPP is launched

    The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protect Peak (QATSICPP) was launched as a peak body at its first inaugural General Meeting. Previously the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) auspiced QATSICPP prior to becoming its own organisation.

  • 09/2011 ‘Losing Ground’ Report Released

    QATSICPP released a second report detailing a lack of adherence to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle in Queensland.

  • 06/2013 ‘Taking Responsibility’ report provided to Queensland Premier

    Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry: Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection final report (Also known as the Carmody Report) provided to the Queensland Premier.

  • 01/2014 QATSICPP Practice Standards consultations begin

    Consultations throughout the year commenced with QATSICPP members to develop the QATSICPP Practice Standards (Workforce Profiles).

  • 08/2016 Queensland Family Matters Action Plan Forum

    QATSICPP hosted the first Queensland Family Matters Action Plan Forum with government policy and decision makers, community controlled organisations and NGO’s in attendance.

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.