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Child Protection Sector Development

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Transforming Theory and Research into Practice is In the Spotlight

Internationally respected thought leader Dr Julie Tilsen is coming to Brisbane....

QFCC Services Directory is in the Spotlight

Most of us in the community services sector know that keeping abreast of available service options and also ensuring up-to-date contacts and resources is a significant and often burdensome requirement of all organisations needing to make appropriate and timely referrals when working with children, young people and their families. Just keeping our own contact lists up to date seems like a m...

Tree of Shade

Deception Bay is in the Spotlight...

Youth Advocacy Centre is in the Spotlight

“YAC is a great organisation. The YAC workers supported me and assisted me with all my problems. They were friendly, reliable, they listened, were supportive and even came to the house to help.”...

Are we there yet

Strengths based Practice is in the Spotlight...

The Next Step

For so many years those of us in the child protection system have been asking young people at the age of 18 years to take the next step into adulthood, often totally independent and most often without a continuum of care to assist this transition to adulthood offered to most of our young people who grow up in their family homes. We are all well aware both through research and anecdotal evidence...

Queenslands Strengthening Families Protecting Children Framework for Practice

This week, the launch of the Queensland Strengthening Families Protecting Children Framework for Practice is a highlight of our child protection calendar and marks a timely response to one of the key recommendations of the Carmody Inquiry. The intensive training regime, initially aimed at reaching over three thousand practitioners, is underway....

It takes a Village

In the spotlight -Key Assets on Team Parenting...

Oxford University is a Key Asset for Queensland Children and Young People

Key Assets Queenslandis a non-government agency that provides foster care placements for children and young people with high and complex needs. It’s an organisation with international links through its founding body,Core Assets. In spite of distance, Key Assets strives to hold true to the ethos upon which Core Assets and subsequently Key Assets was formed – a...

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....

After We Leave

Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation - Margaret MeadMargaret Mead makes an interesting point. The struggles of modern, Western families are further intensified by the lack of broader support structures and community in their lives. This also raises some inte...

The National Framework: Wolf In Sheep\'s Clothing?

I have had a great opportunity since starting my practicum placement with PeakCare, to look carefully at the National Framework For Protecting Australia’s Children. I started the learning process with considerable enthusiasm and interest, however, I found myself with increasing questions and concerns. I’d like to share my critical reflection with you in this post, and invite you to t...

Joining Up The Dots of Practice and Services

The current catch cry is for the service system to be joined up or integrated to better support families and children. If services are joined up what difference does this make to the work of the individuals working within that system?When we begin work with an organisation in community services we are told about client confidentiality, and the need to maintain client information i...