As 2018 draws to a close, it gives me great pleasure to share the fourth edition of the QATSICPP newsletter for 2018.

What a year it has been! I hope that we can take some time, as a united sector, to reflect on the many achievements of this year. In particular, the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 legislative reforms that have now come into full effect as of 29 October. QATSICPP hosted the very first Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection Awards on 6 September 2018. It was an honour to recognise and acknowledge the strength, resilience, and ingenuity of individuals, organisations and families within our Sector, and I would like to take this opportunity to again congratulate all the Nominees and Winners on their inspiring achievements.