Parenting programs make a difference to Cairns families

Wuchopperen Health Service Limited (Wuchopperen) has been providing a variety of parenting programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Cairns region to develop parenting skills and reduce the prevalence of mental health, emotional and behavioural problems in children. In 2018, Wuchopperen saw 29 families graduate from our key parenting programs including Circle…

FPP Induction and AFLDM Training

This article is a reflective piece that will cover the Family Participation Program (FPP) Induction Workshops and Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) training, primarily because I started back at QATSCIPP during the first week of FPP Inductions and it was a busy process to be a part of. The FPP Induction training was held…

Kalwun Family Participation Program

“BUILDING SOLID FAMILIES” From 1 November 2018, the new Family Participation Program (FPP) commenced throughout Queensland replacing the Recognised Entity (RE) role. The South East Queensland Family Participation Program is delivered by Kalwun, ATSICHS Brisbane and Mununjali within their allocated areas, with Kalwun covering the Gold Coast area. The common goal of the service is to…

The fourth action plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (2009 – 2020)

The Fourth Action Plan (2018-2020) under the National Framework was endorsed by Commonwealth, state and territory Ministers in December 2018 and recently launched by the Federal Government in late January 2019. This is the first Action Plan under the Framework that has a standalone focus on improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are…

QATSICPP Student Hub

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Sector Workforce Strategy 2018-2023 identified that partnering with universities and relevant training organisations to embrace student placements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection services is a way to create new, innovative entry pathways to the sector. QATSICPP are proposing to…

The Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards – Griffith University

QATSICPP and Griffith University are excited to announce the commencement of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Practice Standards through Griffith University. Approximately seventeen staff from across QATSICPP’s member organisations have enrolled and will now commence their journey of study over the next 12 weeks (first block commencing on the…

Positive Outcomes for Families – CQID

CQID Family Wellbeing Service had some positive outcomes for families associated with their service thanks to the quality of work implemented within the team. Two families have recently had children returned to their care thanks to the in home, consistent support offered by workers Darlene Roberts and Emma Lennox. Darlene supported her client through persevering…

Family Participation Program

From November 2018, the new Family Participation Program (FPP) will commence throughout Queensland replacing the Recognised Entity program. The FPP will support the primary principle that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the right to self-determination and the right to quality services based on the implementation of the five (5) elements of the Aboriginal…

Child Protection Reform Amendment Act changes and resources for the NGO sector

The Queensland Government recently released its final implementation stage of the new Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017. This means all legislative reforms are effective as of 29 October 2018. Final stage amendments and/or reforms include: Stage 3 Amendments – October 2018 The safe care and connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with family, community…