Family Matters Campaign announcements – July 2020

2020 has been a busy and responsive year in the Family Matters campaign space. The Queensland Family Matters leadership group has continued to meet monthly to discuss campaign efforts to promote the safety and needs of our children in the child protection system and what this has meant during COVID-19, with members meeting via Zoom…

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.

Where to next with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Led Decision Making in Queensland

The Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) funded a trial of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Led Decision Making (ATSIFLDM) from April 2016 to August 2017. Final report details are soon to be released from implementation partner, SNAICC – National Voice for Our Children, and independent evaluation partners Winangali Pty…

Queensland Family Matters Forum Position Paper

This paper outlines the position of the Family Matters Queensland Leaders Group and aims to provide the basis for the action plan. It sets out all the issues in addressing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in the child protection system in Queensland, and outlines all the areas in…

QLD Family Matters Post Forum Report

As part of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms, the Queensland Government announced an intention to develop and implement an action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families experiencing vulnerability, by the end of 2016. As an immediate commitment, Queensland Government supported Family Matters Queensland Leadership Group to approach decision makers to gain commitment…