QATSICPP Members Conference 2018

QATSICPP launched both the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Definition and Standards as well as the Position Statement for Aboriginal Kinship Care. Both of these papers are available for download on the QATSICPP website. Jess McCardle provided an update in relation to the Family Matters campaign. We also heard from Professor Roianne West…

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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;…

Refocus – An Organisational Profile

REFOCUS was founded in 2010 to specialise in providing services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities. Our main focus is our children and ensuring that they and their parents receive needed services to assist in creating resilient, safe and happy environments. Programs: Recognised Entity Child and Family Wellbeing Targeted Youth Disability Community…

Welcome to QATSICPP new members

QATSICPP would like to welcome two (2) new members to the QATSICPP Family of member organisations. Firstly, welcome to Mununjali Housing and Development Company Limited, who provides services to community such as: Mununjali Jymbi Wellbeing Program: for families who difficulties from time to time and ongoing healing and support for individuals and their whole families;…

The start of something big

The Community of Practice was developed as part as QATSICPP’s commitment to support the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services across Queensland. The Community of Practice is a virtual team whose focus is on the embedment of the Practice Standards in a local context as well as a sector wide…