A significant Part of our work at QATSICPP is focused on developing and nurturing strategic partnerships. Over time, we have developed many positive affiliations with different government and non-government organisations that are also committed to addressing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection issues. Our arrangements with these partners are both formal and informal and involve QATSICPP’s participation in committees and working groups of child protection partners and affiliates.
QATSICPP is affiliated and a member of the board of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC), which is the national peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. SNAICC and QATSICPP work together to advocate for better outcomes for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families. For more information, click here.
PEAKCARE Is the peak body for child protection agencies and services which provide prevention, early intervention, Out of Home Care and related support services such as family support, statutory intervention and ongoing support to children, young people and their families. PeakCare and QATSICPP work closely together to drive policy and practice change and better outcomes for our children, young people, families and communities. For more information, click here.
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. CREATE and QATSICPP work together to ensure the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people with an out of home care experience are heard. For more information, click here.
Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs (DCJYMA) is the primary funder of the QATSICPP. We work closely with the Department and its leadership to advocate for 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. For more information, click here.
Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council (QAIHC)
QAIHC is the state peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both state and national level. QATSICPP works 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 Family and Child Commission
The purpose of the Queensland Family and Child Commission (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 and improve the child protection system. For more information click here.
The Healing Foundation
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. Their work helps people create a different future. For more information, click here.
Griffith University First Peoples Health Unit (FPHU) partnered with QATSICPP to develop and deliver the Queensland Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards Course which is part of the Post Graduate Certificate in Human Services and Post Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Community of Practice. Scholarships are on offer via selection process yearly in July/August for QATSICPP Member Services staff to access. For more information, click here.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) Queensland
ATSILS (Qld) is a community based organisation established to provide professional and culturally competent legal services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across Queensland. QATSICPP and ATSILS have a working Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and works closely with ATSILS in relation to Child Protection and Youth Justice matters. For more informaiton, click here.