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…

Delivery of QATSICPP Supervision Framework to Central Queensland, Department of Child Safety, Youth & Womem Leadership Forums

QATSICPP’s Senior Practice Leader and Training & Education Coordinator were invited to the Central Queensland’s, Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women, Senior Team Leaders (STL) & Senior Practice Leaders (SPL) forums to deliver on QATSICPP’s Supervision Framework. The first training was held in Hervey Bay with thirty-four (34) STL’s attending on 7 November 2018.…

Cape York Partnership Family Empowerment Report

The Cape York Partnership has just released its “Family Empowerment Report for January–June 2018”. This Report showcases the continuing hard work and successes of the many committed individuals and families that we work with across Cape York, as they seek to close the gap on Indigenous inequality and disadvantage and create a better future for…

TORRES STRAIT MURA BUAI WELLBEING SERVICE

Torres Strait Mura Buai Wellbeing Service

TORRES STRAIT MURA BUAI WELLBEING SERVICE (MURA KOSKER SORORITY INC. THURSDAY ISLAND) Mura Kosker Sorority Incorporated (MKS) in collaboration with the Benevolent Society and the Lena Passi Women’s Shelter applied for and successfully won the grant tender to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services, in the Torres Strait Region. The Aboriginal and…

Mulungu on the way up!

Aunty Val, and Nathan representing Mulungu at Mossman High School, engaging with stakeholders such as Education QLD, YETI, Mossman Youth Support Services, and Intensive Family Support workers. This particular class has been developed by the school to engage indigenous youth, that were formerly identified as not engaging. With the program kick off in June 2017,…

Healing Foundations AUG 2018 Stolen Generations Report

New report shows long-term disadvantage for Australia’s Stolen Generations Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes Today the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released Australia’s first demographic and policy impact study of the Stolen Generations and their descendants. Commissioned by The Healing Foundation, this report for…

Story on Family Led Decision Making

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women hosted a presentation and discussion on 28 March about the Evaluation Findings for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Led Decision Making trials that took place from April 2016 to June 2017. Article published on 24 May 2018 Presenters included: John Burton from SNAICC (national peak…