QATSICPP Submission to Amend the Adoption Act 2009 and Child Protection Act 1999

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) welcomes the opportunity to provide input into the response to Child Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill on behalf of the Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stakeholder Group (Stakeholder Group) and the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and…

Family Matters QLD Community Resource Guide

The Family Matters Community Resource kits were developed by SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, in close consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, community-controlled organisations and campaign committees in all Australian jurisdictions. View the full Family Matters Queensland Community Resource Guide here.

Position Statement for Aboriginal Kinship Care

The purpose of this position statement is to restate the importance of Aboriginal children and young people being raised by family in community and to set out the changes needed in legislation, policy, programs, processes and practice to realise a new approach to Aboriginal Kinship Care in Queensland. The position statement uses the format of…

Record of Advice for Aboriginal Kinship Care

QATSICPP recognises the significant risk of our participation in various steering committees, advisory groups and related consultative mechanisms might be interpreted as passive endorsement of a final outcome. Particularly when the end result reflects a clear departure from our established position. A key purpose of publishing this record of advice, is to restate the importance…

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…

SNAICC Submission to QLD CP Legislation review

The Queensland Government has recognised that the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care will escalate to over 50 per cent in the next 5 years if urgent action is not progressed.3 Progressing an agenda to address overrepresentation should be a leading priority in the reform of the Act, reflecting the…

QATSICPP Submission #1 Legislative Reform Discussion Paper

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the development of a new legislative framework to support families and protect children in Queensland. As the peak body representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families, we are acutely aware that legislative…