Breaking Cycles Reports.
Together with DCYJMA and Family Matters QATSICPP has been partnering to support the development of the first Breaking Cycles Action Plan.
Breaking Cycles builds on the successes, learnings and foundations set under Changing Tracks: An action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families 2017–2022, the first Our Way implementation phase, and focusses on changing the way services are co-designed, co-developed, and delivered for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families by government and non-government organisations.
In March 2022, QATSICPP, in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations, undertook community consultation across Queensland. At the same time DCYJMA partnered with independent facilitator, Kristal Kinsela Consulting Pty Ltd to consult with Queensland Government agencies and non-Indigenous peak organisations.
Significant levels of engagement occurred during consultations:
- 950 participants were engaged through strategies involving 11 partner organisations and 25 communities across Queensland
- 69 individuals from 8 government agency partners
- 9 individuals from 7 non-Indigenous peak organisations
- 5 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations
- 13 individuals from the FMQ leadership group.
The Breaking Cycles Flagship Forum was also held in October 2022 and brought together 150 participants from government, community, and the sector to agree on priority areas of focus, what success looks like for Breaking Cycles and proposed actions.
The community consultation report and the Breaking Cycles forum finding provide good insight into our communities aspirations and the actions needed to break the cycle of disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection.