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2014

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DONT READ THIS if you have your life sorted!!!

My name is Dillon and I am a young consultant with Create. I was in care for 10 years and was lucky to turn out the way I am. Though I have had a good experience, there have still been many times when I have fallen and needed help, whether it be getting a car and license or a job and a house. That is why I am privileged to talk about a brand new resource to help young people transition to indepe...

Talking Families

Since last Sunday night, radios and television screens have been sending out the messages of Talking Families, the Talking Families website was launched and posters have been appearing in shopping centres and other venues....

Let's Talk Kinship

Guest book review by Annaley Clarke...

Who pays for poverty?

Anti-Poverty Week 2014 is here with the news that 2.5 million Australians are now living below the poverty line....

In the spotlight with Claire Randall

An interview with Claire Randall...

In the spotlight with Brenda Boustead

An interview with Brenda Boustead...

In the spotlight with Bernadette Burns

An Interview with Bernadette Burns....

Child Protection Week marred by Bolt commentary

It’s all black and white according to Andrew Bolt (Courier Mail, September 11). During Child Protection Week he managed to selectively quote Aboriginal leaders and spokespeople while assigning them to one of two camps....

View from the frontline with Steve Jacques

This week's View from the Frontline is Steve Jacques.Steve isa Director with Key Assets....

View from the Frontline with Alison Ingram

This week's View from the Frontline is Alison Ingram.Alison iscurrently Child and Youth Practice Lead withAnglicare Southern Queensland....

Release of tender specifications for new CBIR and IFS services

This is to bring to your attention the release of tender specifications for new Community Based Intake and Referral (CBIR) services and Intensive Family Support (IFS) services, by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services....

View from the Frontline with Phil Schultz

This week's View from the Frontline is Phil Schultz,Phil is the Queensland and Northern Territory State Director for Mission Australia (MA)....

Invitation to nominate Reform Network members

You are invited to nominate one or more representatives to form a network with whom PeakCare can regularly liaise about the planning and implementation of reforms associated with the State Government’s response to recommendations of the Carmody Child Protection Commission of Inquiry....

View from the Frontline with Professor Bob Lonne

This week's ‘View from the Frontline’ is from Professor Bob Lonne....

Try something different for NAIDOC 2014

Think about what it means to be white!...

View from the Frontline with Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian

This week's ‘View from the Frontline’ is from Cheri Yavu-Kama-Harathunian,also known asAunty Cheri....

Coronial Inquiry and the Lessons to be Learned

The report of a Coronial inquiry into the death of a child, 8 year old Faith, who was known to the Queensland child protection system was released earlier this week. Consistent with the Coroners Act 2003 (Qld), the report is available from the Officer of the State Coroner’s website....

Ramp It Up

In the past few weeks, our sector has seen three new child protection bills passed by Parliament, a new Social Services Investment Framework released, the announcement of an unprecedented financial investment in child protection reforms in the State Budget, the ‘settling in’ of the governance arrangements established to exercise oversight of, and guide, the reforms, and steps taken t...

Budget announcement is good news for child protection but comes with a caution

PeakCare welcomes the announcement of a $406 million investment in child protection over five years. The State Government is to be commended for putting its money where its mouth is and maintaining its commitment to implementing recommendations of the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry led by Commissioner Tim Carmody SC ....

View from Frontline with Debra Mainwaring

This week's warrior is Debra Mainwaring. Debra offers us a 'view from the frontline' ais the Principal Psychologist ofCared4 by DJM Psychological Serviceswhich provides services and programs that support the learning and development of vulnerable children, young people, their families, care teams and schools....

PeakCare Research Group

In mid 2013, PeakCare established a Research Group to bring together PeakCare member agencies with research positions and / or an interest in research and evaluation....