Newpin – a Social Benefit Bond for families

As part of the Queensland Government Social Benefit Bond Pilot Program, UnitingCare Queensland (UCQ) has been successful in attracting private funding to bring a new service to support Queensland families. Newpin Queensland, will be delivered in three locations, the...

Youth CONNECT – one of Queensland’s Social Benefit Bonds

In July 2015 the Queensland Treasury released three Social Benefit Bonds, in recognition of the need to try a different approach to tackling challenging social issues. The Youth CONNECT Social Benefit Bond is the first in the world to focus on improving the life...

Words of wisdom and hope at PeakCare’s AGM 2017 – Part Two

In Part Two of Words of Wisdom and Hope from PeakCare’s AGM, Lorraine Dupree reports on highlights from a panel-led discussion that was featured in the evening’s program. The panel members included Michael Hogan, Director General, Department of Communities, Child...

AASW/PeakCare Child Protection Practice Forum is In the Spotlight

On Friday, 17th November a record number of practitioners joined with the AASW/PeakCare Child Protection practice group to tackle the question Who is the client? Reflecting on the complexity of child protection and family support practice in the context of the...