Response to Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) recommendation to establish a national inquiry into child protection laws and processes affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The following document details a response to Australian Law Reform Commission’s (ALRC’s) recommendation to establish a national inquiry into child protection laws and processes affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. The purpose of this brief is to present the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak’s (QATSICPP’s) response to the Australian Law…

QATSICPP Submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh

This submission has been prepared by the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP), as the peak representative agency for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family services in our jurisdiction. It has been 10 years since Closing the Gap began and the historic Apology to the Stolen Generations. Since this…

Family Participation Program – QATSICPP Record of Advice

The following directive advice is from QATSICPP to Child Family and Community Services Design and Commissioning, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women. The purpose of this document is to ensure QATSICPP member organisations are informed about the position advocated by the sectors Peak body and to promote accountability and transparency in the decision-making process…

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Definition and Standards

The Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Definition and Standards outlined in this document honour the commitment and passion of Elders, past, present and emerging, to ensure our children are safe in culture. The redefining of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Control has been guided by community input and knowledge…

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Family Wellbeing in Central Queensland

Central Queensland Indigenous Development Ltd (CQID) has been appointed by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services as a key provider of Family Wellbeing Services to Indigenous communities in and around Hervey Bay, Bundaberg, Woorabinda, Emerald, Longreach and Rockhampton. The goal of the Service is to keep more Aboriginal and Torres Strait…

Future Directions for Family Led Decision Making

As the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in the child protection system continues to rise, peak bodies such as SNAICC and QATSICPP strongly advocate for initiatives to address this trend and strive to keep children connected to family, community and culture. One such initiative trialled across four Queensland sites in 2016 and…

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Marabisda (Mackay) Organisational Profile

MARABISDA (Mackay And Region Aboriginal and Islander Development Association) Inc. We are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation incorporated in 2009. Our main objective on being incorporated was being to support particularly Mackay’s young Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian South Sea Islander people to participate in the sporting or cultural activities…

QATSICPP Annual Report 2017/2018

We are very pleased to present the 2017/2018 Annual Report for the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP). 2017/2018 has been an extremely busy and important period, with numerous developments transpiring. Continual progress is being made to promote the rights and outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families;…