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Nov 17

PeakCare’s Member Survey 2017 Report

PeakCare and its Board are pleased to release findings of our 2017 Member Survey. Our sincere appreciation is extended to...
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Nov 17

YOUR state election wishes?

Have you read the comments entered in response to PeakCare’s blog about our State Election wishes? Have you read the...
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Nov 17

PeakCare’s State Election Video Series

Have you watched (and made sure your staff and colleagues have watched) PeakCare’s State Election Video Series featuring Minister Shannon...
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24

Nov 17

NT Royal Commission report released

The Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory has released its report, bringing together findings about how...
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Nov 17

Report finds educational neglect among Australian students in care

The Association of Child Welfare Agencies (ACWA) released a report providing a snapshot of the broad level of educational engagement of New...
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Nov 17

Vocational education and training for young people in care

Do you know young people aged 15-21 who are, or have been living in care, and are thinking about vocational...
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24

Nov 17

Resource sheet on children in care

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) have developed a factsheet to inform service providers, practitioners and policy-makers about children living in...
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Nov 17

Findings on Australian experiences of personal safety

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) have developed an infographic containing some of the most significant findings on...
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24

Nov 17

Your voice, one vision consultation report delivered

The Queensland Mental Health Commission has launched Your voice, one vision, consultation report 2017, Review of the Queensland Mental Health,...
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Nov 17

Toolkit for disaster resilient organisations

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has developed Resilient Community Organisations, a toolkit for community sector organisations to help measure and improve...
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Nov 17

Community Partnership Scheme funding available

The Nous Community Partnership Scheme is seeking applications for consulting projects that will help to build the capability of eligible organisations...
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Nov 17

Young people’s experiences of separated families

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is conducting research into children and young people's experiences of living in families...
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Nov 17

Save the date for 1st Asia Pacific Safe & Together Model Conference 2018

The Safe & Together Institute (USA) and the Berry Street Childhood Institute will be holding the 1st Asia Pacific Safe &...
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Nov 17

Urgent appeal for Micah Projects’ 2017 Christmas Hamper Appeal

In 2016 Micah Projects organised, packed and delivered over 500 food and fresh fruit hampers as a result of generous donations from...
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Nov 17

Don’t forget kids in care this Christmas

As part of their Christmas Appeal, CREATE are trying to secure as many gift vouchers from as many different places as possible to...
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Nov 17

Nominations of candidates to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

Nominations of candidates standing for election to the three vacated positions on PeakCare’s Board must be received by close of...
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Nov 17

Registrations closing soon for PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

Do not miss out on attending PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM. Registrations close Wednesday, 29 November - NO LATE REGISTRATIONS CAN...
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Nov 17

Roll Up Roll Up – Only six days left to register!

Roll up! Roll up! When: Wednesday, 6th December 2017 - 4.15 pm for a 4.30pm start Where: Riverside Receptions, 50...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 5

Welcome to the fifth video in our 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP Child...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 4

Welcome to the fourth video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP...
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17

Nov 17

There’s an election on – don’t be a monkey

The last week of the State Election campaign period is fast approaching. It is the last week for making sure you...
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17

Nov 17

PeakCare’s State Election Video Series

Do you work for a Family and Child Connect Service? Or a Family Wellbeing Service? Are you a Child Safety...
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Nov 17

PeakCare’s election wishes – comment on our wishes and add your own

Have you read PeakCare’s list of ‘election wishes’.  Have you read the addition to our election wishes? Have you read the...
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Nov 17

Joint statement by social service peaks and sector representative groups

PeakCare was pleased to work with QCOSS and 11 other social service peaks and sector representative groups – Council on...
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Nov 17

Support and funding for young people in alternative care arrangements

The Department of Education and Training's What’s Next OOHC fund supports young people aged 15-21 who have been living in alternative care...
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Nov 17

Speak Up Workshop

‘Speak Up’ is a free workshop delivered by CREATE that empowers young people aged 14-25 years with a care experience to...
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Nov 17

Queensland Men’s Interfaith Forum

The first Queensland Men's Interfaith Forum hosted by Griffith University Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue and JK Diversity Consultants...
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17

Nov 17

Reminder: Holding perpetrators of family and domestic violence accountable CPPAQ Practice Paper

Natalie Siegel-Brown, Public Guardian from the Office of the Public Guardian, will chair the upcoming Child Protection Practitioners Association of...
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Nov 17

Plan Your Brisbane Forum

Brisbane City Council invites all residents across Brisbane to the the Plan Your Brisbane Intergenerational Forum at City Hall on Wednesday, 22nd November,...
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Nov 17

Queensland Young Achiever Awards nominations closing soon

The Queensland Young Achiever Award nominations will soon be closing. The Awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage and promote the...
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Nov 17

Save the date for National Conference on Indigenous Incarceration 2018

Save the date for Tweed Coast Psychology's National Conference on Indigenous Incarceration Thursday, 28th to Friday, 29th June 2018 at the Mantra...
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Nov 17

Australian Charity Guide State of the Nation Seminar Roadshow comes to Queensland in 2018

The Australian Charity Guide "State of the Nation" Not-for-Profit one-day seminar has toured to sold out locations around Australia and is now coming...
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Nov 17

December marks final sitting for Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will last sit on Thursday, 14th December to publicly mark...
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Nov 17

Nominations of candidates to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

Eight work days remain for candidates standing for election to the three vacated positions on PeakCare’s Board to submit their...
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Nov 17

Don’t miss PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

Registrations to attend PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM are now being received. Unfortunately, in addition to the AGM, registrations to participate...
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16

Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 3

Welcome to the third video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 2

Welcome to the second video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and listen to ALP...
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Nov 17

State Election Video Series – Part 1

PeakCare is pleased to release the first video in our five-part 2017 State Election Video Series. Watch this video and...
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10

Nov 17

Introduction to PeakCare’s 2017 Election Video Series

As we rapidly approach the day on which Queenslanders will be heading off to vote, PeakCare is pleased to announce...
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10

Nov 17

PeakCare’s election wishes – make your views known

Last week, PeakCare published our ‘election wishes’. Make sure you read the comments being entered in response to the items...
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10

Nov 17

Supply Nation Briefing and Indigenous Business Trade Fair

Supply Nation will be delivering a free briefing session on the morning of Wednesday, 22nd November at the Brisbane Convention...
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10

Nov 17

Promoting and measuring children’s wellbeing forum

On Thursday, 23rd November, the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) Middle Years Forum - Promoting and Measuring...
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10

Nov 17

CREATE survey for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

From December, CREATE will be reaching out to hear the voices of young people aged 12-25 and who identify as...
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10

Nov 17

Free community services innovation skills building workshop

The free Innovation-Powered Organisation workshop on Monday, 20th November will explore current ideas and practices for becoming more innovative in...
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10

Nov 17

Free back to school health checks for primary school children

Queensland University of Technology Health Clinics will be running free back-to-school health checks for primary school aged children before the...
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Nov 17

Justice with compassion for young people fundraiser

Youth Advocacy Centre (YAC) will be hosting a fundraising event on Monday, 20th November to celebrate International Children's Day. The...
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Nov 17

Escaping Victimhood

Escaping Victimhood is a UK based charity that provides supportive residential workshops for people whose lives have been disrupted by...
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10

Nov 17

Latest round of Gambling Community Benefit Fund open

The latest round of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund is now open until midnight, Thursday 30th November. Not-for-profit groups operating...
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10

Nov 17

Micah Christmas Hamper appeal

Last year due to generous donations, Micah Projects organised, packed and delivered over 500 food and fresh fruit Christmas hampers to...
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10

Nov 17

Nominations of candidates to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

Candidates for election to the three vacated positions on PeakCare’s Board are reminded that their completed Nomination Form and Candidate...
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10

Nov 17

PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

Registrations to attend PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM are now being received. Unfortunately, it appears that most people who have registered...
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Nov 17

PeakCare’s Election Wishlist

Queensland is less than half way through the ten year road map recommended by the Carmody Child Protection Commission of...
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3

Nov 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series – Our Latest Release

Watch the latest release in our ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series - Much bigger than rehabilitation presented by Niki Parry, Treatment Support...
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3

Nov 17

Nominations of candidates for election to PeakCare Board due soon

On Wednesday, 6th December, Voting Delegates of PeakCare’s Member agencies will be casting their votes to elect three persons to...
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3

Nov 17

Next Step After Care

There is now a safe Facebook page for young people to connect with over 1,400 of their peers, with advice and practical information...
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3

Nov 17

More infants and Indigenous children admitted to out-of-home care

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released the latest bulletin on the statistics of children admitted to out-of-home-care. The bulletin...
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3

Nov 17

New e-safety resource for young people

A new e-safety resource for young people has been developed by young people and the Office of the eSafety Commissioner. The Young...
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3

Nov 17

Online resource for new mums and their families

A new online resource called MumSpace has been developed by the Perinatal Depression e-Consortium to provide emotional and mental health support...
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3

Nov 17

Release of QCOSS Annual Report

The QCOSS Annual Report 2016-17 has been released with highlights and reflections into the past year of activity in the social services sector....
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3

Nov 17

Holding perpetrators accountable CPPAQ Practice Paper

The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) will be hosting a Practice Paper on the topic of domestic and...
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3

Nov 17

Nominations open for Queensland Carers Advisory Council

Queensland Carers Advisory Council is seeking expressions of interest from people interested in providing input to government on improving recognition...
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3

Nov 17

Public seminar and book launch – what works in supervising child protection practice?

Southern Cross University will be hosting a free 3 hour public seminar and book launch. The seminar, conducted by Dr...
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3

Nov 17

NDIS Industry Briefing videos now available

An NDIS Industry Briefing was held in Brisbane on Monday, 25th September. Key sessions were recorded for reference and are...
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3

Nov 17

Survey on workplace conditions influencing professional development

The Australian Community Workers Association is conducting a short survey of frontline workers, practitioners and supervisors in community and human...
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3

Nov 17

Survey for young people with a care experience

CREATE Foundation is undertaking their updated national survey of children and young people between 8-25 years of age with a care...
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Nov 17

Australian Early Development Census Conference call for abstracts

Telethon Kids Institute and the Australian Government Department of Education and Training will be hosting the 2018 National Australian Early Development...
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3

Nov 17

YAC AGM announced

The Youth Advocacy Centre (YAC) 36th Annual General Meeting will be held on on International Children’s Day, Monday, 20th November. RSVP...
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3

Nov 17

The state of Australia’s welfare

The 13th biennial report into Australia's welfare by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has been released. Among other findings, the report shows...
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3

Nov 17

PeakCare’s (mostly) spectacular AGM

PeakCare is ecstatically pleased to announce that the entertainment for our forthcoming Annual General Meeting will be headlined by the...
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13

Oct 17

Ian Nussey workshops now open for registration

The series of Purposeful programming in residential care workshops led by Martha J. Holden concluded in Rockhampton this week. Similar...
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13

Oct 17

Progress report released on Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms

The 12 month progress report of the Queensland government's Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms has been released. The report offers...
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13

Oct 17

Release of more ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Videos

This week more videos of presentations delivered at the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres...
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Oct 17

Talking Points for Anti-Poverty Week

This year, Australia’s fourteenth annual Anti-Poverty Week is 15th - 21st October. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has developed...
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Oct 17

Indicators of poverty in Queensland

Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has published a snapshot into poverty in Queensland. Australia’s poverty rate remains above the...
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Oct 17

National Carers Week

National Carers Week will take place 15-21st October. This year, say thank you to carers and recognise the truly valuable...
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Oct 17

New research project recruiting service providers and practitioners

The Good practice in delivering and evaluating interventions for young people with sexually abusive behaviours project acknowledges many adolescents who...
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Oct 17

New resource on the importance of talking to babies

The National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) will be holding an afternoon tea to launch a...
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Oct 17

Findings into family conflicts with young people at risk of homelessness

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) has released research into the risk factors for family conflict and breakdown that...
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Oct 17

Next Step After Care

In the lead up to Transition to Independence Month in November, young people are invited to join the Next Step...
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Oct 17

clubCREATE membership drive

CREATE is an organisation that was started by young people in care (foster, kinship, residential) to make sure the people...
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Oct 17

Nominate now for Queensland Young Achiever Awards

Nominations are now open for the Queensland Young Achiever Awards to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young...
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13

Oct 17

Grants open for Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month 2018

Applications are invited for one-off funding of up to $5,000 to hold events, projects or activities during Domestic and Family...
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13

Oct 17

NDIS videos now available in Auslan

The NDIS has released a number of information videos in Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Videos include 'About the NDIS', 'My...
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13

Oct 17

Nominations to stand for election to PeakCare’s Board

This week PeakCare was the first to break the news that an election has been called and will most definitely...
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13

Oct 17

Fair warning to PeakCare Members, Supporters and Friends

You are all advised that PeakCare will once again be holding our traditional Trivia with a Twist competition following this...
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13

Oct 17

Register now for Ian Nussey workshops!

The Over 1,000 Voices survey and Hope and Healing by Design workshops (April to May 2017) highlighted the complex needs...
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Oct 17

Election has been called!

That’s right – a very important election will he held this year. Voting delegates of PeakCare’s Member agencies will soon...
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Oct 17

PeakCare’s Member Survey

Tired of receiving emailed requests from organisations to complete an on-line satisfaction survey? PeakCare Members will be relieved to know...
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6

Oct 17

Committee recommends that the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 be passed

In previous editions of eNews, we have reported on the introduction of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 into...
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6

Oct 17

Anti-Poverty public forum

All Australians should be able to live with dignity in their community of choice. This year, Australia’s fourteenth annual Anti-Poverty...
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6

Oct 17

Young people as leaders of change in gender-based violence prevention

Research has found that gender-based violence can be prevented by fostering positive attitudes towards gender equality. R4Respect is a unique...
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6

Oct 17

Draft report into service delivery in remote Indigenous communities

The Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) has released a draft report for consultation on the inquiry into service delivery in remote...
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6

Oct 17

Legal Aid guidelines

The Board of Legal Aid Queensland has approved more generous guidelines for child protection grants of aid from 1st July...
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Oct 17

Other dates to remember in October

October is filled with local, national and international dates to remember, so mark them in your diary and get involved!...
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Oct 17

Research into survivors’ perspectives on sex offender reintegration

Bravehearts, the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and researchers at the School of Justice at Queensland University...
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6

Oct 17

Save the date for Workforce Council forum

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council will be hosting a forum for stakeholders to discuss the concept of quality...
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6

Oct 17

2017 White Ribbon Day Breakfast

The 2017 White Ribbon Day Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, 22nd November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre,...
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6

Oct 17

Extended date to complete Workforce Census

Don't forget to have your say in the first ever Queensland Community Services Workforce Census, which aims to collect and...
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6

Oct 17

QCOSS 2017 AGM

The QCOSS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Wednesday, 29th November, 7:30am - 9:30am over breakfast at Souths...
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Sep 17

Purposeful Programming workshops a hit!

This week, the first of the Purposeful programming in residential care workshops was presented by Martha J. Holden in Brisbane....
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Sep 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium videos – new releases

Click on the following to view the latest releases in our series of ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium videos – The interface...
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Sep 17

Consent, right to information and privacy: a half-day workshop for community services

PeakCare, QCOSS and the Quality Collaboration Network are hosting a half-day workshop on Wednesday, 18th October in Brisbane to explore common tensions and dilemmas surrounding consent, right...
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Sep 17

Changes to Blue Card forms

As of Saturday, 30th September previous versions of Blue Card Services forms will no longer be accepted. The most current...
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Sep 17

More than safe

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released the More than safe statement outlining the principles behind how each of...
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29

Sep 17

Youth Voices – data can only say so much

Join young people and adults who care about them to actively engage with the findings of the Youth Voices survey...
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29

Sep 17

Evidence based guidance for playgroups

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) has developed a suite of resources designed to provide evidence-informed guidance to policymakers and those...
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29

Sep 17

Review on the evidence for early childhood education

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has produced a critical review of the leading evidence on the value of...
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29

Sep 17

Free youth justice webinar

Legal Aid Queensland will be delivering a free webinar on the Queensland youth justice system for community, health and education...
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29

Sep 17

Launch of Anti-Poverty Week 2017

Australian Council Of Social Service (ACOSS) will launch Anti-Poverty Week 2017 on Sunday, 15th October at Weave Youth & Community...
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29

Sep 17

Registrations open for First 1000 Days Summit

Registrations and scholarship applications are now open for the First 1000 Days Australia Summit to be held Wednesday, 18th to...
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29

Sep 17

Applications open for Queensland Women’s Week Grants 2018

2018 Queensland Women’s Week celebrations will be held from 3rd to 11th March. Applications are now open for grants of...
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Sep 17

HESTA Community Sector Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2017 HESTA Community Sector Awards have been announced, with fifteen finalists recognised over four categories. Winners...
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22

Sep 17

Youth justice reforms and YOU

On 17th September, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath announced a time-framed plan for the long-awaited and welcomed integration...
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22

Sep 17

Distressing news

Recent media reports about a man having been charged with 10 counts of rape and other offences relating to three...
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22

Sep 17

Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child

In May 2017, a national summit was convened to strategise about the recordkeeping and archiving needs for childhood out-of-home care,...
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Sep 17

Be involved in shaping the non-profit sector

Participate in the Australian Not-for-Profit Workforce Study, the largest ever research study for all non-profit organisations, employees and volunteers and help...
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22

Sep 17

Launch of YANQ research report

Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ) will be launching the findings of research conducted into what works to engage marginalised young...
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22

Sep 17

Perspectives on resilience among Aboriginal children

An article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health describes perspectives of Aboriginal community members on resilience...
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22

Sep 17

ANROWS report on rural women’s DFV coping experiences

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has published the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women...
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22

Sep 17

Last chance to participate in ANROWS survey

The annual Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) Stakeholder Survey ensures ANROWS stays responsive to the needs of...
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22

Sep 17

Practical advice for men navigating separation and divorce

Relationships Australia, MensLine Australia and beyondblue have compiled an extensive resource to give practical advice to men going through a separation or...
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22

Sep 17

Findings on career aspirations of adolescent boys and girls

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has published research showing the types of jobs adolescents aged 14-15 years aspire to...
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22

Sep 17

Mental illness and risk-taking among adolescents

Child Family Community Australia has published results from Young Minds Matter, the second national survey of mental health and wellbeing...
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22

Sep 17

Effectiveness of interventions to minimise drug related harms among Indigenous youth

A study by the Sax Institute into the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing risks of alcohol and other drug...
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22

Sep 17

Online resource to support early literacy

The Australian Literacy Educators’ Association has developed a free online guide to help engage parents and carers in early literacy....
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22

Sep 17

Registrations open for 2017 Mental Health Super Summit

One of Australia’s largest mental health professional development providers in collaboration with Act for Kids is hosting the 2017 Mental Health Super...
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22

Sep 17

Guiding children’s behaviour webinar

In Safe Hands Educators in Safety will be presenting a webinar for dealing with aggression and behavioural issues for children...
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22

Sep 17

FECCA 2017 Conference

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) will be holding their 2017 Conference Challenges and Possibilities for Multicultural...
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22

Sep 17

Disaster recovery forum

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is hosting the Queensland Community Recovery Forum to discuss challenges and...
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22

Sep 17

Inclusive practice for children with disability webinar

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) will be hosting a webinar on inclusive practice for children with disability on Thursday, 12th October...
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22

Sep 17

#YouthChoices set to roll

In October Queensland will begin launching #YouthChoices, a unique program working with high risk young people to reduce the likelihood...
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22

Sep 17

Nominations open for 2018 Lord Mayor’s Australia Day Awards

Nominate someone that has made a significant difference to your life and to the lives of others for the Lord Mayor's...
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22

Sep 17

AIFS 2018 Conference announced

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) is the Australian government’s key research body in the area of family wellbeing....
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Sep 17

Watch Mr Graham Fraine’s video from the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium

Following on from last week’s release of our short video introducing the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium Video Series, PeakCare is pleased...
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15

Sep 17

Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 – submissions and hearings

Submissions to the Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee in response to the Child Protection...
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15

Sep 17

Do yourself a favour – and attend the Leneen Forde Public Address

The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) aims to improve interdisciplinary professional collaboration in the child protection system in...
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15

Sep 17

Right to Information Day 2017

Right to Information (RTI) Day is held annually on 28th September across Australia and throughout the world. The event commenced...
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15

Sep 17

Right to information and privacy issues workshop

PeakCare and QCOSS will be delivering a new workshop for community-based child protection and disability service workers on issues surrounding consent,...
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15

Sep 17

Supporting people with disabilities experiencing mental health issues workshop

Community Living Association and WWILD-SVP Association will be delivering a workshop for professionals, support workers and social work/psychology and human...
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15

Sep 17

Parent engagement webinar

As part of their Lunchtime Learnings series, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) will be delivering a parent...
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15

Sep 17

Join the Australian Parent Engagement Network

Evidence has proven that parents being involved in the education of their children improves children's development and outcomes. By joining...
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15

Sep 17

Save the date for AASW National Symposium 2017

The Australian Association of Social Workers National Symposium (AASW) 2017 will be held from Thursday, 30th November to Saturday, 2th...
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15

Sep 17

Social housing rent reform

The newly introduced Social Services Legislation Amendment (Housing Affordability) Bill 2017 includes a provision to automatically deduct rent from government...
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15

Sep 17

Changes to child care fee assistance in 2018

From July 2018, changes will affect government child care fee subsidies. Subsidy payments will take into account combined family income,...
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15

Sep 17

Survey for children and young people on out-of-home care experiences

CREATE Foundation is currently undertaking a national survey of children and young people, aged 8-25 about their experiences of being...
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15

Sep 17

Nominations open for 2018 Queensland Young Achiever Awards

The Queensland Young Achiever Awards acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of all young people up to and including...
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15

Sep 17

Children’s attitudes to alcohol study

The Centre of Health and Social Research at the Australian Catholic University has published a review of the current literature...
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15

Sep 17

An overview of living standards and economic wellbeing in Australia

Every six years the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Household Expenditure Survey (HES) and Survey of Income and Housing (HIH) are...
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15

Sep 17

Changes introduced to child support

The federal government is moving to address three priority recommendations with the introduction of the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation...
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15

Sep 17

Young women’s art exhibition

The Young Women's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Group of Sisters Inside will be showcasing their latest artworks on...
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8

Sep 17

Introduction to the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium video series

On 3rd and 4th August 2017, PeakCare in partnership with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak...
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8

Sep 17

Save the date for Ian Nussey workshop

Registrations will soon be open for the Working in a trauma-informed way with children and young people exhibiting sexual behaviours...
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8

Sep 17

Release of child protection system review reports

The Queensland government has released final reports from three inter-related reviews into Queensland's child protection system. View further information, or...
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8

Sep 17

Today is White Balloon Day!

Bravehearts' White Balloon Day is Australia's largest child sexual assault awareness campaign. There is still time to be involved in the...
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8

Sep 17

Domestic and family violence training resources

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has released three training resources for researchers and practitioners on domestic...
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8

Sep 17

Mandatory reporting fact sheet

Child Family Community Australia has released a fact sheet on mandatory reporting requirements in each Australian state, including what situations...
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8

Sep 17

Rob Jackson volunteering workshops

Volunteering Queensland will host UK Volunteer Management expert Rob Jackson for two workshops and a networking lunch on Thursday, 26th...
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8

Sep 17

Queensland Government Procurement Strategy information sessions

The new Queensland Government Procurement Strategy and revised Queensland Procurement Policy (QPP) came into effect last Friday 1st September.  To...
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8

Sep 17

Deadline extended for Care2Achieve Scholarship applications

The application deadline has been extended for the Smith Family's Care2Achieve Scholarship that supports 50 young women aged 17 to 21 years old...
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Sep 17

Registrations now open for Annual Inter-agency Child Protection Symposium

Early bird ticket prices are now available for the Annual Inter-agency Child Protection Symposium, with this year's theme being More...
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8

Sep 17

Survey for young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds

Multicultural Youth Australia is seeking the views of young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds for their youth census. The...
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8

Sep 17

ANROWS 2017 Survey

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has opened their 2017 Stakeholder Survey for policy developers, practitioners and researchers....
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8

Sep 17

Abstract submissions open for 2018 No More Harm Conference

Abstract submissions are now open for the 2018 No More Harm Conference that examines the challenges and outcomes associated with...
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8

Sep 17

Abstract submissions open for 2018 Early Years Conference

The 2018 Early Years Conference Today’s Children Tomorrow’s Future aims to promote the wellbeing of children and families by advancing...
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8

Sep 17

Queensland Gendered Violence Practitioner Forum registrations open

Early bird registration is now open for the inaugural Queensland Gendered Violence Prevention Forum. The Forum is designed for practitioners...
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8

Sep 17

Stories of Hope and Healing Podcasts

Are you working in residential care? Have you ever wanted to be interviewed for a podcast? Here is your chance! PeakCare...
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1

Sep 17

Toowoomba Community Drought Support Grants available

Toowoomba Regional Council has grants of up to $5,000 available for local non-profit community organisations or groups in drought-declared zones...
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1

Sep 17

White Balloon Day 2017

Bravehearts' White Balloon Day is Australia's largest child sexual assault awareness campaign. Get involved in the 21st White Balloon Day on...
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1

Sep 17

Scholarship available for Indigenous healthcare students

In recognition that too few Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are employed in the healthcare sector, House Call Doctor...
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1

Sep 17

Certificate I in Construction available under SQW initiative

Sunshine Butterflies is delivering 10 full time construction traineeships under the Queensland government's Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative. The traineeships...
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1

Sep 17

Free training available for new social services frontline workers

Community Door have a free online training course for frontline workers new to the sector. The introduction to the social...
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1

Sep 17

Registration open for Martha J. Holden workshop

Registrations are now open for the Purposeful programming in residential care: From research evidence to practical application workshop to be...
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1

Sep 17

Nominations open to join the Queensland First Children and Families Board

Family Matters Queensland and the State Government are seeking nominations for the Queensland First Children and Families Board. The Board...
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1

Sep 17

Stories of Hope and Healing Podcasts

Are you working in residential care? Have you ever wanted to be interviewed for a podcast? Here is your chance! PeakCare...
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1

Sep 17

Congratulations to recipients of Queensland Child Protection Week Awards

Queensland Child Protection Week was officially launched yesterday at Parliament House during the Awards Ceremony where dignitaries and members of...
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28

Aug 17

Registrations NOW OPEN for Martha J. Holden workshops

At the eight Hope and Healing by Design workshops (April to May 2017) held to inform the development of professional development strategies...
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25

Aug 17

Full program released for SNAICC National Conference

The full program has been released for the 7th SNAICC National Conference to be held at the National Convention Centre, Canberra, Tuesday, 12th to Thursday,...
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25

Aug 17

Early bird registrations for Trauma Aware Schooling Conference closing soon

The inaugural Trauma Aware Schooling Conference will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday, 15th to Monday, 16th October. The...
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25

Aug 17

Royal Commission releases report into cases of child sexual abuse in Australian Defence Force

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released the report of findings into Case Study 40 - The...
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25

Aug 17

Brisbane City Council community grants available

Brisbane City Council's grants programs provide funding to help local not-for-profit organisations to develop and improve facilities and services in...
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25

Aug 17

CREATE Your Future fundraiser

The CREATE Your Future Grant Program supports young people between 15 and 25 years of age with a care experience pursue training and education, learn...
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25

Aug 17

Funding for young people leaving care to access vocational training

The Department of Education and Training has established the What’s Next OOHC fund to support young people with a care experience in Queensland...
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25

Aug 17

Only one week left for Care2Achieve scholarship applications

The Smith Family's Care2Achieve Scholarship supports 50 young women aged 17 to 21 years old looking to pursue higher education at a Queensland TAFE or...
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25

Aug 17

Community Child Care Fund round now open

The first round of funding under the Community Child Care Fund (CCCF) for child care services is now open. The CCCF is intended...
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25

Aug 17

Call for nominations to join the Queensland First Children and Families Board

Family Matters Queensland and the State Government are seeking nominations for the Queensland First Children and Families Board. The Board...
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25

Aug 17

Stories of Hope and Healing Podcasts

Are you working in residential care? Have you ever wanted to be interviewed for a podcast? Here is your chance! PeakCare...
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25

Aug 17

Don’t miss out on having your say on the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill by Wednesday

The closing date of Wednesday, 30th August for submissions to the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Community and Disability Services and Prevention of...
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18

Aug 17

The Coping Kit

Lifeline has developed a tool to support individuals to plan for and respond to crisis situations. The Coping Kit helps clients identify signs...
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18

Aug 17

PeakCare Membership renewals

PeakCare Member organisations and Supporters are reminded that your membership renewals for 2017-18 are due by Thursday, 31st August. Thank...
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18

Aug 17

Applications for 2018 multicultural events closing soon

Applications will be closing soon for multicultural events and celebrations to be held in 2018 under the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants...
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18

Aug 17

Success through cultural diversity

The third week of the Queensland's multicultural month celebrates success through diversity, with research showing that cultural diversity improves economic performance and provides...
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18

Aug 17

Applications for 2018 Queensland Day Sponsorship Program closing soon

The Queensland Day Sponsorship Program program encourages Queenslanders to celebrate Queensland Day on 6th June in a way that reflects the...
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18

Aug 17

QCOSS 2017 State Conference

The 2017 QCOSS State Conference – Dream it. Do it. will be held Tuesday, 31st October to Wednesday, 1st November at The Gabba,...
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18

Aug 17

White Balloon Day 2017

Bravehearts' White Balloon Day is Australia's only child sexual assault awareness campaign. Get involved in the 21st White Balloon Day on...
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18

Aug 17

Changes recommended to classification of child exploitation material

The Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council has released the final report into a review of classification of child exploitation material (CEM)....
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18

Aug 17

Royal Commission explores nature and extent of child sexual abuse in contemporary institutional settings

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released two research reports into the nature and extent...
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18

Aug 17

Royal Commission releases criminal justice reform recommendations

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released the report Criminal Justice, containing reform recommendations to improve criminal justice...
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18

Aug 17

NDIS fact sheet for foster and kinship carers

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) has released a fact sheet for foster and kinship carers containing information...
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18

Aug 17

Providing better support for foster and kinship carers

Foster and kinship carers undertake one of the most important roles in our community — providing a safe, caring home...
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18

Aug 17

Professional development for teachers

Act for Kids will be delivering two professional development sessions especially targeted to teachers on Monday, 16th October at Wooloowin....
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18

Aug 17

CPPAQ Leneen Forde Public Address

The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) 2017 Leneen Forde Public Address will be held on Tuesday, 19th September...
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18

Aug 17

Registrations open soon for Martha J. Holden workshops

Residential care providers are reminded that PeakCare will soon commence receiving registrations of interest in attending a Purposeful programming in residential...
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18

Aug 17

PeakCare teleconference about the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill

PeakCare Members are reminded that PeakCare will be hosting a teleconference at 2pm on Thursday, 24th August to discuss the...
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18

Aug 17

Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill submissions due by 30th August

The Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill (and the accompanying Explanatory Notes) were introduced into the Queensland Parliament on 9th August and submissions to...
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18

Aug 17

Reminders! Help us help you!

In this week’s edition of eNews you will notice a long list of ‘reminders’ including the closing date for submissions...
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15

Aug 17

Purposeful programming in residential care – Martha J. Holden workshop registrations open soon!

At the eight Hope and Healing by Design workshops (April to May 2017) held to inform the development of professional development strategies...
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11

Aug 17

Have your say on important reforms – Submissions in response to the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill closing soon

On Wednesday, 9th August, the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill was introduced into the Queensland Parliament by the Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP,...
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11

Aug 17

Research on domestic and family violence impacts and support needs

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has released the research report, Domestic and family violence and parenting: mixed method insights...
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11

Aug 17

Save the date for the No More Harm 2018 National Conference

The 6th annual No More Harm 2018 conference will be held on Thursday, 12th to Friday, 13th April at the Pullman...
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11

Aug 17

Infant mental health conference

The Australian Association for Infant Mental Health will be presenting the national conference The Infant, the State, Ethics and the Law at...
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11

Aug 17

Congratulations to Compass competition winners Cheyne Mogg and Donna Imeri

Thank you to Compass Seminars for generously running a competition at the recent Just Ice? Symposium to win one of two $100 training vouchers. We are...
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11

Aug 17

Grants available for not for profit organisations

Round 3 of the Stronger Communities Program is now open for not for profit organisations to fund projects that improve...
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11

Aug 17

CREATE Your Future fundraiser

The CREATE Your Future Grant Program supports young people 15-25 years of age with a care experience pursue training and education, learn to...
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11

Aug 17

Funding open for young people with a care experience

The Department of Education and Training has established the What’s Next OOHC fund to support young people aged 15-21 with a care experience...
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11

Aug 17

Young carers found to suffer disadvantage

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) has found that young carers aged 14-15 years can suffer setbacks as a result...
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11

Aug 17

Youth mental health and homelessness report released

Mission Australia’s recently released Youth Mental Health and Homelessness Report suggests poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that...
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11

Aug 17

Tools for intellectual disability mental health practitioners

The University of New South Wales has produced a manual and accompanying toolkit for mental health professionals describing the skills...
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11

Aug 17

Fact sheet on child protection and Indigenous children

Child Family Community Australia has released a resource sheet on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children involved in child protection and out-of-home...
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11

Aug 17

Online resources for child protection professionals

There are a number of freely accessible online resources for child protection professionals to strengthen skills and gain knowledge. Queensland Family...
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11

Aug 17

Save the date for Martha J. Holden workshops

At the eight Hope and Healing by Design workshops held between April and May of this year to inform the development of...
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7

Aug 17

Brain development, but this time focusing on young people

The Road to adulthood: aligning child welfare practice with adolescent brain development sets out how child welfare professionals can use the...
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7

Aug 17

Queensland Multicultural Award winners announced

Congratulations to the two individual and five organisational winners of the Queensland Multicultural Awards who represented the theme of 'Creating Welcome, Building...
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7

Aug 17

Ticket sales closing soon for Queensland Multicultural Month Business Lunch

The Queensland Multicultural Month Business Lunch will be held on Friday, 18th August at the Sofitel, Brisbane Central noon to 2pm,...
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7

Aug 17

CREATE out-of-home care experience survey

CREATE's 2013 Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The views of children and young people was the first national survey that presented the views...
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7

Aug 17

Expanded police protections for domestic violence victims

Following recommendation 140 of the Not Now, Not Ever report, this year the scope of police-issued protection notices has been expanded to cover victims of...
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7

Aug 17

Big Tree app for children

The Australian Childhood Foundation has launched a new app to support children under eight to practise calming techniques and learn problem solving strategies....
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7

Aug 17

Queensland’s digital diversity

The second week of the Queensland's multicultural celebrations explores how digital technology supports and strengthens cultures. While all Indigenous languages and dialects in...
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7

Aug 17

Mandatory reporting requirements reminder

From 1st July 2017, childhood education and care professionals are mandated by law to report concerns to the Department of Communities, Child...
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7

Aug 17

Stronger Safer Together

A new resource from SNAICC - National Voice for Our Children provides practice ideas and reflection activities for workers providing targeted and...
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7

Aug 17

Children’s views on fathers who use violence

A small new study into the perspectives of children and young people aged 9 to 19 whose fathers have used family violence...
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7

Aug 17

Thank you to all who presented and participated on panels during the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium

Thank you to all who presented and participated on panels during the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium held on 3th to 4th August. Hopefully, if...
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28

Jul 17

Workforce perceptions about children’s harmful sexual behaviour

Research in Practice has published a new report, in partnership with the National Children’s Bureau, with findings from a national survey of...
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28

Jul 17

Nominations closing soon for HESTA Community Sector Awards

Nominations are closing soon for the The HESTA Community Sector Awards that recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in...
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28

Jul 17

Last chance to have your say on Queensland’s youth sector

The Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ) is the peak community youth affairs body in Queensland, independently representing individuals and...
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28

Jul 17

ANTaR trivia night

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) will be hosting a trivia night on Saturday, 26th August at New Farm...
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28

Jul 17

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day will be held on Thursday, 4th August to celebrate the strengths and culture of Aboriginal...
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28

Jul 17

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context in Gympie

Develop Workforce in a Cultural Context is a new initiative that aims to foster greater unity within the child and family support system. The...
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28

Jul 17

Learning from experiences of parents with children in care webinar

The Australian Institute of Family Studies will be delivering a free webinar on Wednesday, 23rd August from 1.30pm to 2.30pm that explores the...
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28

Jul 17

GCI residential care principles seminar

Griffith Criminology Institute will be presenting The CARE model of residential care for children with Deborah E. Sellers and Martha J. Holden...
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28

Jul 17

CPPAQ Leneen Forde Public Address

The Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) 2017 Leneen Forde Public Address will be held on Tuesday, 19th September...
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28

Jul 17

Care2Achieve Scholarship for young women applications closing soon

The financial cost of undertaking higher education can be a barrier for many young women who are living in state...
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28

Jul 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium – tickets issued

Tickets for the 'Just Ice?' Symposium were issued to all confirmed attendees this week! If you believe your attendance has...
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28

Jul 17

Child Safety – Hospital Liaison

On 10th April, Premier Palaszczuk and the Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman jointly announced a funding package of $40.8 million over...
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28

Jul 17

Trial of expanded family-based care options for children with complex needs

On 23rd July, Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman announced a new $3 million trial (over two years) to facilitate the...
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28

Jul 17

Prioritised changes to child protection legislation

On 23rd July, Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman announced that a new ‘permanency care order’ would soon be created. “These...
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28

Jul 17

Trial of Child Safety and Police ‘Joint Response Teams’

On 24th July, Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman announced a 12-month trial of three new Child Safety and Police ‘Joint Response...
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26

Jul 17

How many more times can we say “sorry”…

The history of child protection is marred by extreme violations of human rights for which governments have apologised. How many...
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21

Jul 17

PeakCare’s Ice Bank open for withdrawals!

Earlier this year, PeakCare invited our Members and other interested groups to submit articles, website links, case studies and other...
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21

Jul 17

Nominations closing soon for Australian of the Year 2018

Nominations for the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards close Sunday, 6th August at midnight, so make sure your nominee...
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21

Jul 17

Nominations open for HESTA Community Sector Awards

Nominations are open for the The HESTA Community Sector Awards that recognise outstanding service provision, advocacy and leadership in improving...
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21

Jul 17

Early bird tickets still available for ACOSS conference

ACOSS has extended the deadline for purchasing early bird tickets for the 2017 ACOSS National Conference on Tuesday, 24th to Wednesday, 25th October at...
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21

Jul 17

Registrations closing soon for Solution-Focused Practice Masterclass

Unique Outcomes is hosting Ben Furman, psychiatrist, Ericksonian family therapist and teacher of Brief Solution-focused therapy, for a one-day workshop for experienced therapists...
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21

Jul 17

Abstracts closing soon for STOP Domestic Violence Conference

The 2017 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held on Monday, 4th to Wednesday, 6th December at Rydges Hotel, Melbourne. The...
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21

Jul 17

Webinar for community organisations applying for SQW funding

Funding applications for the the Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) initiative are now open for community organisations. QCOSS and the...
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21

Jul 17

Free webinar for community workers on Legal Aid’s services

Legal Aid Queensland will be delivering a free webinar to highlight the services available for people experiencing domestic and family...
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21

Jul 17

Webinar on working with young people with problematic sexualised behaviours

Prime Forensic Psychology will be delivering a series of four lunchtime webinars focused on working with young people displaying sexualised behaviours, to...
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21

Jul 17

Queensland Community Services Workforce Census

Only limited data currently exists about the community services industry in Queensland. To understand more about the industry, the Health and...
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21

Jul 17

Funding open for 2018 multicultural events

Funding is now available for Multicultural Events and celebrations to be held in 2018 under the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland grants...
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21

Jul 17

Have a say in improving information from AIFS

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) are seeking feedback about how and why people use AIFS publications and services....
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21

Jul 17

Be involved in Child Protection Week 2017

Held annually, Child Protection Week highlights the message that all children have the right to feel safe and protected. Don't miss out on...
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21

Jul 17

Only three weeks left until Voices in Action Conference

There are only three weeks left until CREATE Foundation's Voices in Action: empowering young people for positive change conference to be held in Sydney...
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21

Jul 17

Changes to Blue Card form and fees

New forms are now available on the Blue Card Services website, which are valid for lodgement until 30th June 2018. You can check...
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21

Jul 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium – a full house!

PeakCare received a record number of registrations of interest in attending the ‘Just Ice?’ symposium to be co-hosted by PeakCare, the Queensland...
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14

Jul 17

Places available for SNAICC pre-conference masterclasses

Places are still available for two masterclasses to be held Monday, 11th September before the 7th SNAICC National Conference. The masterclasses will take place...
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14

Jul 17

Early bird tickets available for Queensland Multicultural Month Business Lunch

Early bird tickets are now available for the Queensland Multicultural Month Business Lunch to be held on Friday, 18th August...
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14

Jul 17

Queensland Multicultural Award finalists announced

Twenty four finalists have been announced for the Queensland Multicultural Awards to acknowledge those who are creating welcome, building opportunity and...
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14

Jul 17

Queensland Multicultural Month coming soon

Queensland Multicultural Month will take place in August, to acknowledge the important contributions of migrants and refugees offer to Queensland’s culture and...
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14

Jul 17

Community child protection breakfast

Beenleigh State High School will be hosting a free Community Breakfast on Thursday, 7th September in support of Child Protection Week...
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14

Jul 17

Applications now open for young women’s education scholarship

Applications for the Smith Family's Care2Achieve Scholarship for Young Women Leaving Care are now open. The program offers 50 young women...
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14

Jul 17

“Don’t be a Bad Apple”

Young people in Logan City and Griffith Film School have developed a series of animated clips using fruit and vegetables...
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14

Jul 17

New funding for local drug action teams

Communities experiencing issues such as high rates of unemployment, areas of high population growth, social disadvantage, high levels of alcohol...
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14

Jul 17

Framing messages to engage fathers

The free webinar Framing messages to engage fathers in the first 1000 days, hosted by Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)...
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14

Jul 17

Early parenting interventions significantly improve responsiveness

A new review published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies finds that parenting interventions conducted during pregnancy or before...
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14

Jul 17

Resource sheet on age of consent laws

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) has published a resource sheet for practitioners and researchers on age of consent laws in...
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14

Jul 17

Culture as a protective factor against sexual abuse for Indigenous children

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released the research report Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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14

Jul 17

Not yet a PeakCare Member?

As announced in the 3rd July edition of eNews, all new applications for membership received by Monday, 31st July will attract a...
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14

Jul 17

Renewal of PeakCare Membership

On 29th June, PeakCare Members and Supporters were sent invitations to renew their membership for the 2017-18 year. Thank you to Members who...
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11

Jul 17

Only THREE days left…

Only THREE days are left to register YOUR interest in attending the "Just Ice?" Symposium! The number able to attend...
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7

Jul 17

Only six days left…

With only six days left to register your interest in attending the FREE 2-day 'Just Ice?'Symposium, you need to act quickly! The number...
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7

Jul 17

Submissions for Trauma Aware Schooling Conference closing soon

The submission deadline for abstracts to be included in the inaugural Trauma Aware Schooling Conference to be held at the Brisbane Convention and...
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7

Jul 17

Submission deadline for abstracts for Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium extended

The 9th Australian Rural and Remote Mental Health Symposium will be held at Albury, NSW, from Wednesday, 11th to Friday, 13th October....
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7

Jul 17

Toowoomba Council grants now available

Community and not-for-profit groups are now invited to apply for Toowoomba Council's community support grants. Applications must be submitted by...
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7

Jul 17

We are Queensland small grants program now open

Applications opened this week for not-for-profit groups to access grants between $5,000 and $20,000 under the We are Queensland small grants program. Grants...
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7

Jul 17

Registrations open for Bravehearts’ White Balloon Day

Registrations are now open for Bravehearts' 21st annual White Balloon Day on Friday, 8th September. White Balloon Day is Australia's only child sexual...
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7

Jul 17

Tickets now available for Micah’s Moonlight Magic Dinner Dance

Micah Projects’ 14th Annual Moonlight Magic Dinner Dance will be held on Friday, 25th August 2017 at the Plaza Ballroom,...
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7

Jul 17

Child Protection Week Breakfast tickets available now

Held annually, Child Protection Week highlights the message that all children have the right to feel safe and protected. The Child Protection...
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7

Jul 17

Hear Me, Connect, Help Me Heal Exhibition

This story telling initiative from the Women's Input into a Trauma-informed systems model of care in Health setting: the WITH study funded...
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7

Jul 17

Research finds misconceptions about memory may affect child sexual abuse prosecutions

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a new research report aimed at gathering contemporary psychological...
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7

Jul 17

Child Protection Week posters published

NAPCAN has published the 2017 National Child Protection Week posters. The Stronger Communities, Safer Children poster features artwork by Year 8 student Shannon Kassell...
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7

Jul 17

Gap cost payments for early childhood education and care now available

Gap cost payments to support children living in out-of-home care and their carers are now available for eligible foster and kinship...
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7

Jul 17

Women on Boards Initiative survey

Gender diverse and inclusive boards have been proven to result in better performing and more productive organisations. The Toward Gender Parity: Women...
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7

Jul 17

Layne Beachley to speak at Voices in Action conference

International surfing champion Layne Beachley will be a guest speaker at CREATE Foundation's Voices in Action: empowering young people for positive change conference at the International...
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7

Jul 17

National NAIDOC Week 2017

It is currently national NAIDOC Week. The theme of NAIDOC 2017 is Our Languages Matter, aiming to celebrate the unique and essential role...
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7

Jul 17

Welcome to St Vincent de Paul and yourtown!

St Vincent de Paul and yourtown have joined the growing list of organisations sponsoring the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium. This list...
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4

Jul 17

Register your interest in attending the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium now!

This symposium will bring together policy-makers and researchers, academics and front-line practitioners, government and non-government representatives and Queenslanders with a...
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3

Jul 17

Submission deadline for Trauma Aware Schooling Conference extended

The submission deadline for abstracts to be included in the inaugural Trauma Aware Schooling Conference to be held at the Brisbane Convention and...
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3

Jul 17

Child Protection Week Breakfast tickets available now

Held annually, Child Protection Week highlights the message that all children have the right to feel safe and protected. The Child Protection...
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3

Jul 17

Applications open soon for young women’s education scholarship

The Smith Family's Care2Achieve Scholarship for Young Women Leaving Care supports women aged 17 to 21 years looking to pursue education as they transition from...
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3

Jul 17

Call for young artists

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) recently launched the 2017 Hear Me, See Me Art Exhibition, encouraging young artists aged 5-18 years...
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3

Jul 17

New youth mentoring employment program for Logan

SYC's Sticking Together pilot program to help young jobseekers and recently employed young people under 25 will soon be rolled out in Logan. The program aims...
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3

Jul 17

CREATE Your Future Grant Program fundraiser

CREATE Foundation is committed to creating better lives for children and young people with a care experience. The CREATE Your Future...
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3

Jul 17

Feedback sought on resources for supporting children with developmental or behavioural difficulties

The Australian Centre for Child Protection has developed free resources for foster carers and other caregivers who are supporting children with developmental...
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3

Jul 17

YANQ Survey 2017

The Youth Affairs Network of Queensland (YANQ), the peak community youth affairs body in Queensland, have launched their survey for 2017 to identify...
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3

Jul 17

Carly’s Law passes parliament

Carly's Law has passed both houses and will be enacted to legislation. The Criminal Code Amendment (Protecting Minors Online) Bill 2017, or Carly's...
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3

Jul 17

Resources for women in CALD communities

New resources have been developed by Zig Zag Young Women’s Resource Centre in collaboration with young African women as part of Domestic...
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3

Jul 17

Alcohol and drug treatment services report released

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released a new report, Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2015-16 on publicly funded treatment...
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3

Jul 17

Updated report into youth justice released

Following criticisms about the level of redaction in the Independent review of youth detention report released in April this year, which suggested...
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3

Jul 17

Report released on foster and kinship carer recruitment and retention

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) at the Australian Catholic University has released a new report, Foster and kinship carer recruitment and retention:...
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3

Jul 17

DCCSDS release practice tools

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) will be releasing a series of training materials for non-government organisations....
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3

Jul 17

It’s a great time to be a PeakCare Member or Supporter!

Is your organisation a PeakCare Member? If not, now is a good time to consider applying for membership. All new...
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Jun 17

Get ready…

At this important event, we will be bringing together government and non-government staff, academics and policy-makers, researchers and practitioners, and...
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Jun 17

What do these organisations have in common?

They are all proud sponsors of the Just Ice? Symposium to be co-hosted by the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection...
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16

Jun 17

Nominations open for 2018 Australian of the Year

The 2018 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Nominate those you know who have made a significant contribution...
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16

Jun 17

PeakCare congratulates Dorothy Scott AM

PeakCare also congratulates Emeritus Professor Dorothy Scott who was named a Member in the General Division of the Order of...
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16

Jun 17

PeakCare congratulates Karyn Walsh AM

On behalf of PeakCare, our Board and Members, warm congratulations are sincerely extended to Ms Karyn Walsh, Chief Executive Officer...
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16

Jun 17

2017 Queensland Greats announced

The 2017 Queensland Greats were announced on Queensland Day last week, Tuesday 6th June, by Premier Palaszczuk. This year’s individual...
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16

Jun 17

Queensland Reconciliation Awards winners announced

Five projects were named winners of the 2017 Queensland Reconciliation Awards at a ceremony during National Reconciliation Week, 27 May–3...
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16

Jun 17

CREATE Voices in Action Conference

There is less than two months until the 2017 CREATE Voices in Action Conference at International Convention Centre in Sydney from Thursday,...
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16

Jun 17

Effective information sharing in child protection

Effective information sharing is the focus of the upcoming Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) practice paper on Monday, 26th June...
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16

Jun 17

Free IT resources to assist your organisation

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) has launched a brand new version of Improve IT, a website full of free resources...
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16

Jun 17

Royal Commission report into institutional responses to abuse of children with disability

Earlier this week The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released the report on findings into Case Study 41...
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16

Jun 17

Thank you to new ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium sponsors

A big thank you is extended to PeakCare and QATSICPP Members - Act for Kids, Anglicare Southern Queensland, Compass Australia, Foster...
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16

Jun 17

If you were unable to attend the meeting of residential care providers held yesterday

On Thursday, 15th June, senior representatives of organisations providing residential care services met with PeakCare to engage in a preliminary...
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16

Jun 17

Watch response by Ros Bates, Shadow Minister for Communities, Women and Youth to the State Budget 2017-18

On Monday, 12th June, PeakCare reported on a funding injection to bolster the number of ‘front-line’ staff in the Department of...
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13

Jun 17

2017-2018 State Budget highlights

PeakCare is pleased to report the following highlights from the 2017-18 State Budget that was handed down yesterday by the...
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11

Jun 17

State Budget Preview: New funding injection announced by Minister Fentiman

In the lead up to the release of the State budget, the Queensland government has announced the largest funding injection...
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9

Jun 17

‘Just Ice?’ Symposium – sponsorship opportunity

On 8 June, an invitation was extended to PeakCare Members and Supporters to become a sponsor of the forthcoming ‘Just...
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9

Jun 17

MESSI national survey closing date extended

The closing date to participate in MESSI: Managing Ethical Studies on Sensitive Issues has been extended to July. This survey explores...
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9

Jun 17

Indigenous VET participation and outcomes

The National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has released two recent reports on Indigenous VET participation and outcomes. The...
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9

Jun 17

NDSHS 2016 key findings

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has the latest National Drug Strategy Household Survey (NDSHS) findings, showing trends in the...
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9

Jun 17

Have an idea that could change the future of vulnerable children?

At current rates, half of all children in out-of-home care will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander within the next...
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9

Jun 17

Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage 2016 key findings

The Productivity Commission's 2016 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) report shows that while outcomes have improved in some areas such as health...
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9

Jun 17

Adolescent grief survey

The Black Dog Institute are undertaking a project to explore how adolescents experience the death of a relative or a friend. The...
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9

Jun 17

Human services reforms – have your say

The Productivity Commission has released the draft report Introducing Competition and Informed User Choice into Human Services: Reforms to Human Services for...
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9

Jun 17

QCOSS State Budget Breakfast

The QCOSS State Budget Breakfast is an opportunity for members of the community service sector to hear first-hand the impact the...
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9

Jun 17

Reminder – Meeting of residential care providers being convened by PeakCare on 15 June

Reminder – Meeting of residential care providers being convened by PeakCare on Thursday, 15th June Senior representatives of organisations providing...
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9

Jun 17

The Over 1,000 Voices: Residential care services staff survey closes on Wednesday, 14th June – less than five days away!

The Over 1,000 Voices: Residential care services staff survey closes on Wednesday, 14th June – less than five days away!...
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Jun 17

Your opportunity to sponsor the ‘Just Ice?’ Symposium co-hosted by PeakCare, QATSICPP and the Queensland government

On 3 and 4 August, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP), PeakCare Queensland and the...
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2

Jun 17

Increased significance of the Over 1,000 Voices – Residential care services staff survey

As you will appreciate, in light of Minister Fentiman’s announcement the achievement of a solid response rate to the Over...
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2

Jun 17

PeakCare to convene a meeting of residential care providers

PeakCare is convening a meeting of senior representatives of non-government organisations involved in providing residential care services at 2pm on...
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2

Jun 17

Minister Fentiman announces introduction of minimum qualification for residential care workers

At the Charting a Better Journey for Children and Young People in Care workshop held in Brisbane on 30 May,...
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2

Jun 17

Educating children in care – what it means to be a corporate parent, and more

The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Looked After Children (CELCIS) has released an issue of their REACH magazine focusing on education and...
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2

Jun 17

Applications now open for cultural mentoring funding mentoring in Townsville

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups in Townsville are being called to join the fight against overrpresentation of Indigenous youth in...
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2

Jun 17

Nominations for Ipswich Region Child Protection Week Awards now open

The Ipswich Region Child Protection Week Awards are now open for nominations for individuals, programs and organisations. Nomination categories include...
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2

Jun 17

Resources to support gender diverse young people

Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) has released new resources to help practitioners work effectively with gender diverse young people and their families....
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2

Jun 17

Youth Summit report

Multicultural Youth Advocacy Network Australia (MYAN) have published a report summarising the key issues presented at the Fuse National Multicultural Youth Summit...
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2

Jun 17

Queensland Youth Strategy launched – young people have their say

Involving young people in policy development has been shown to improve outcomes for young people and the community. Earlier this month, the Queensland...
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2

Jun 17

CREATE’s Go Your Own Way Kit

CREATE Foundation will soon be providing all young people turning 16 and 17 with a Go Your Own Way (GYOW) kit...
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2

Jun 17

New domestic violence laws in effect

Legislative amendments to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 have taken effect in Queensland following recommendations by the Not...
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2

Jun 17

Over 1,000 Voice: Residential care services staff survey – closing date extended to 14 June

Over 1,000 Voice: Residential care services staff survey – closing date extended to 14 June In light of Minister Fentiman’s...
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2

Jun 17

Launch of Our Way strategy in Queensland

On Tuesday, 30th May, the Queensland Government launched Our Way, a twenty year strategy to improve the safety and wellbeing...
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May 17

Release of the video of Do the survey of 1,000 voices!, a truly inspiring rap song written and performed by Razor Rap

Earlier this week PeakCare was pleased to release to all Queensland residential care providers this video of Do the Survey...
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26

May 17

Additional grants for organisations affected by Cyclone Debbie

Additional disaster assistance has been announced for small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by severe weather and flooding from Tropical...
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26

May 17

Latest edition of guide for homeless women in regional Queensland

The Lady Musgrave Trust, Queensland's oldest charity, has released the latest edition of A Handy Guide for Homeless Women in...
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26

May 17

Delayed decision for domestic violence leave

As Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month draws to a close, the decision to mandate paid domestic violence leave for...
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26

May 17

NDIS: have your say on the draft Code of Conduct for NDIS

The Commonwealth, in consultation with governments and people with disability, their carers and providers, has developed a Code of Conduct...
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26

May 17

Message from the Minister – on funding contracts

Minister Fentiman has released a message on improving funding contracts for community service providers to reduce red tape and improve certainty. Applications...
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26

May 17

Setting the record straight for the rights of the child

Earlier this month, a national summit was held in Melbourne about current and historic records and recordkeeping about children and young people’s...
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26

May 17

Today is National Sorry Day

Today is National Sorry Day – the day on which all Australians are invited to reflect on the impact of...
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25

May 17

Changes to the PeakCare Board plus a call for expressions of interest in being co-opted to the Board

PeakCare Members, Supporters and other interested parties are advised that some changes have occurred to the membership of PeakCare’s Board...
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May 17

Nominations open for Queensland Youth Reference Group

The Queensland Youth Reference Group will include eight young people who represent Queensland’s youth and four sector representatives that have...
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19

May 17

Release of Successful Multicultural Inclusion workshop videos

In February 2017, the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and PeakCare jointly hosted a Successful Multicultural Inclusion: How do...
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19

May 17

As the Family Matters’ National Week of Action draws to a close…

As the Family Matters’ National Week of Action draws to a close on 20 May, PeakCare congratulates SNAICC, the campaign...
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19

May 17

Release of joint statement by members of the Community Partnerships Group chaired by the Queensland Family and Child Commissioner

Today a joint statement was released by members of the Community Partnerships Group – Queensland Council of Social Service, Queensland...
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May 17

It’s Family Matters’ National Week of Action Day Four! What have YOU been doing this week to celebrate and promote the Family Matters campaign?

How have you been acknowledging and spreading the word about the Family Matters campaign throughout your organisation and networks this...
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May 17

It’s Family Matters’ National Week of Action Day Four! Has YOUR organisation signed up to the Family Matters’ Statement of Commitment?

The Family Matters Statement of Commitment reflects intent to work collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their...
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May 17

It’s Family Matters’ National Week of Action Day Three! Have you taken the pledge?

I believe we need a new approach, to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children grow up safe,...
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May 17

Family Matters’ National Week of Action has started!

Family Matters’ National Week of Action starts today. How aware are you and your organisation of the Family Matters. Strong...
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12

May 17

The latest news on research and evidence in the Australian child and family service system

The latest issue of Family Matters published by the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) considers the issues involved in...
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12

May 17

Safety report findings released using animation

The Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University has released an animation presenting the findings of the...
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12

May 17

Kids Helpline insights – report released

Kids Helpline Australia has published the report Kids Helpline Insights 2016 providing an overview of the type of support sought from young people...
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12

May 17

Commencement of National Families Week and the Family Matters’ National Week of Action

This year, the commencement of National Families Week on Monday, 15 May coincides with the UN International Day of the Family and will...
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5

May 17

Improving service responses for refugee communities – report released

The recently released report Refugee Communities Intercultural Dialogue: Building Relationships, Building Communities aims to understand how services could better support refugee parents to...
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5

May 17

Release of reports into youth detention in Queensland

The Queensland Government has released the report of the Independent review of youth detention. It contains 83 recommendations following an...
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5

May 17

Extending leaving care age to 21 – modelling and findings

Anglicare Victoria recently commissioned the report Raising our children: Guiding young Victorians into adulthood which considered the socioeconomic benefits of raising...
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5

May 17

Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month commences

All Queenslanders are encouraged to take up the Not Now Not Ever challenge to stop domestic and family violence in...
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2

May 17

Release of An important message for all residential care providers in Queensland video

On 2 May, PeakCare released An important message for all residential care providers in Queensland, a digital recording of non-government...
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Apr 17

ABC News interview of PeakCare’s Lindsay Wegener about The introduction of mandatory drug testing for parents with kids in care

Following on from the Ice Regional Community Engagement Summit hosted by the Queensland Government in Rockhampton on 27 April, read...
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Apr 17

Practitioner resource for involving children in developing child-safe organisations

The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has published the practitioner resource Protection through participation: Involving children in child-safe organisations. The...
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24

Apr 17

MESSI national survey

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) at Australian Catholic University has recently launched a national survey, MESSI: Managing Ethical Studies on...
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24

Apr 17

Hospitalised assault injuries among women and girls factsheet published

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published a fact sheet on hospitalised assault injuries among women and...
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24

Apr 17

Youth mental health report released

Mission Australia and Black Dog Institute have released the Youth Mental Health Report Youth Survey 2012 - 2016 representing five years...
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24

Apr 17

Community Benefits Fund to prioritise disaster recovery projects

The Community Benefit Funds Unit is Queensland’s largest one-off grants program which collects gambling revenue and offers it in the...
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24

Apr 17

Foster and Kinship Carer Week 2017 – Queensland says thank you!

Foster and Kinship Carer Week has commenced today, Monday, 24th April and will continue to be celebrated until Sunday, 30th April 2017....
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Apr 17

Report on specialist domestic and family violence services for Aboriginal women

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) has published a research report, Women's specialist domestic and family violence services: Their...
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13

Apr 17

Social and cultural determinants of Indigenous health

The Department of Health is inviting submissions on the factors influencing social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Between...
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13

Apr 17

Parliamentary inquiry into family law reform

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is conducting an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family...
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13

Apr 17

Report released on family-based intervention and prevention strategies for health and social problems

Deakin University and Family & Relationship Services Australia (FRSA) have released a report, Strengthening prevention and early intervention services for families...
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13

Apr 17

Youth justice bulletin released – how does Queensland compare?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released Youth Justice in Australia, and related fact sheets with state...
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13

Apr 17

DCCSDS-funded services updated about the Triple P initiative

The Queensland Triple P team recently contacted all DCCSDS-funded services to encourage them to get involved before August 2017, while...
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13

Apr 17

New ethical code and practice guidelines for community services workers

The Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA) has launched a revised Code of Ethics and new Practice Guidelines. The guidelines include...
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13

Apr 17

Release of draft Queensland plan to address use and harms of ice

The Queensland government has released a draft plan, Action on Ice, for community input. The plan outlines the activities that Queensland government...
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13

Apr 17

Royal Commission releases report on oversight mechanisms for protecting children from abuse

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a research report, Oversight and regulatory mechanisms aimed at protecting children...
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13

Apr 17

Government announcement of further investment in Queensland’s child protection system

The Queensland government has announced further reforms and additional staff for Queensland's child protection system in response to the Queensland Family and...
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5

Apr 17

Placement and outcomes of siblings in foster care: literature review released

The REES Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, University of Oxford has released a literature review, What is known about...
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5

Apr 17

Trauma-aware schooling conference invitation for abstracts

The Queensland University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland and the Behaviour Support Service, Metropolitan Region, Department of Education...
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5

Apr 17

#snapthatstigma

CREATE Foundation's #snapthatstigma campaign, which aims to change preconceived views toward young people with care experiences, is being launched as part...
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5

Apr 17

Royal Commission commences public hearing into the nature, cause and impact of child sexual abuse

On 27th March 2017, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse commenced a public hearing into The nature, causes and impacts...
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5

Apr 17

Ethical decision making: more than just ‘gut instinct’ – third workshop announced

PeakCare is pleased to offer a third ethical decision making workshop presented by Prof Donna McAuliffe, School of Human Services...
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5

Apr 17

Help extended for areas affected by Cyclone Debbie

Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman has announced that immediate financial assistance and support is available for Logan, Scenic Rim and Gold...
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28

Mar 17

Release of important video message from Minister Fentiman to all Queensland residential care providers

PeakCare invites all residential care providers and your staff to watch this video message from Minister Fentiman. Due to the...
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17

Mar 17

Queensland Child Protection Week Regional and Activity Grants 2017 now open

Applications are now open for funding by the government for Queensland Child Protection Week. Notification of grant outcomes will be...
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17

Mar 17

DSS releases “Violence against women in CALD communities” report

The Department of Social Services (DSS) has released Violence against women in CALD communities aimed at understanding and reducing the rates...
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17

Mar 17

AIFS releases report on family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities

Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) has released the report Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities as part of the Closing...
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17

Mar 17

Release of important information regarding Blue Card Services forms

Blue Card Services advises that previous versions of their forms will not be accepted from 1 April 2017. To avoid processing...
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17

Mar 17

AIHW releases report on children receiving protective services

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released Child protection Australia 2015–16, which shows that 1 in 33 children...
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17

Mar 17

Royal Commission releases research report on out-of-home carer recruitment, training and support

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a research report, A national comparison of carer screening,...
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17

Mar 17

Royal Commission releases research report on help-seeking needs and gaps

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released the research report, Help-seeking needs and gaps for...
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17

Mar 17

Schedule of eight 2-day Hope and Healing by Design workshops announced

On 16 March, a call was sent out to ALL providers of residential care services across the State for expressions...
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15

Mar 17

Ethical decision making: More than just ‘gut instinct’ workshop to be held in Brisbane on 12 May 2017

PeakCare invites community services workers in family support, out-of-home care, and other services to Ethical Decision Making: More than just 'gut...
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10

Mar 17

e-Safety for women: resources, checks and research

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reports that 1 in 4 Australian women has experienced emotional abuse from a current...
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10

Mar 17

Introducing Thread: a safety app for children and young people

A new safety app has been designed for children 8 years and older to promote personal safety. The Thread app, created...
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10

Mar 17

Busting the myths around information sharing

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released an information sharing myth busting guide for child and family support...
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10

Mar 17

Safe sleeping program introduced

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) in partnership with Queensland Health, University of Sunshine Coast and...
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10

Mar 17

New online form for protection order applications introduced

The Queensland government has released a new online form for those suffering domestic violence to access and apply for a...
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10

Mar 17

Additional gap cost payments for early childhood education and care announced

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (DCCSDS) is investing in a new early childhood education and care...
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10

Mar 17

A Human Rights Act for Queensland

Human rights legislation is an essential blueprint for respecting and protecting the rights of individuals. In October last year, the Palaszczuk...
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10

Mar 17

Over 1,000 Voices – Residential care staff survey launched

Over 1,000 Voices – Residential care staff survey, the largest survey of residential care staff yet to be undertaken in...
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3

Mar 17

CREATE Foundation 2017 Conference registrations now open

Registrations for CREATE Foundation's 2017 Conference - Voices in Action: empowering young people for positive change are now open. The Conference...
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3

Mar 17

Royal Commission releases research paper on grooming in institutional contexts

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released a research paper: Grooming and child sexual abuse...
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3

Mar 17

Advancing social work research project

Quality research of all types is critical to inform policies, program design and implementation, and innovative ways of working in...
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3

Mar 17

The next in the series of CPPAQ Practice Papers – Statute of Limitations in Child Sex Abuse Matters – to be delivered on 28 March 2017

Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) are delivering the next in their series of practice papers on Tuesday, 28 March...
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3

Mar 17

Phase two roll-out of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing services

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services will roll out phase two of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...
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3

Mar 17

Queensland Family and Child Commission releases discussion paper, The minimum age of criminal responsibility in Queensland

In the lead up to Child Protection Week 2016, PeakCare Members were urged to display and disseminate this flyer ....
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27

Feb 17

PeakCare Members and Supporters invited to support Human Rights Act for Queensland Campaign

In October 2016, Premier Palaszczuk announced that her government will introduce a Human Rights Act for Queensland. As there are...
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21

Feb 17

Release of reports and other information about child death and serious injury case reviews in 2015-16 and a supplementary review relating to the When a Child is Missing report

Yesterday, both the Queensland Family and Child Commission and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services released reports...
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20

Feb 17

Get Started Vouchers – apply now!

Do you find it difficult to cover the costs of registration or participation fees for the children in your care...
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20

Feb 17

Nominations called for Queensland Volunteering Awards

These awards acknowledge the endeavours of inspiring Queenslanders who promote the spirit of volunteerism. They pay tribute to their compassion,...
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20

Feb 17

Queensland Government announces funding for early education for children in care

The Honourable Shannon Fentiman MP, Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention...
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10

Feb 17

New Family and Child Connect services opening in Mount Isa/Gulf

Family and Child Connect will be opening in the Mount Isa/Gulf catchment in March 2017 and will cover Mount Isa,...
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10

Feb 17

Mandatory training for Early Childhood Education and Care professionals commences

From 1 July 2017, early childhood education and care (ECEC) professionals will be mandated by law to report child protection...
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10

Feb 17

Call for registrations to attend free workshops with NAPCAN

NAPCAN (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect) is holding a series of free workshops open to...
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10

Feb 17

What you need to know about Queensland’s child protection court reforms – Workshop to be jointly hosted by PeakCare and QATSICPP on 21 February 2017

On Tuesday, 21 February, PeakCare Queensland and the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) are running...
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10

Feb 17

PeakCare’s Ice Bank announced – make a deposit, draw on the interest and win a bonus prize!

On 20 February 2017, PeakCare will be kicking off a new initiative to collect, collate, disseminate and share knowledge already...
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10

Feb 17

DCCSDS releases findings of study about the prevalence of Ice in families of children entering care

In late 2016, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services conducted a once-off study based on a representative...
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25

Jan 17

Qld Child Safety September quarterly data plus Productivity Commission’s annual report released – what do the figures say?

The Australian Government Productivity Commission’s annual Report on Government Services (ROGS) Chapter 15, which covers Australia’s child protection services, was...
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20

Jan 17

Queensland Family and Child Commission releases information kit for young people

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) has released Finding out about child protection in Queensland – a new information...
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20

Jan 17

PeakCare lodges our submission in response to the review of the Child Protection Act

This week, PeakCare lodged our submission to the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services in response to the...
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12

Jan 17

Queensland Government announces a new multicultural policy

In December 2016, the Honourable Grace Grace MP, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Minister for Racing and Minister for...
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12

Jan 17

Queensland Family and Child Commission extends an invitation to attend a Review of the Blue Card and Foster Care Systems forum

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) invites organisations that have an interest in engaging in the Blue Card and...
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12

Jan 17

Queensland Productivity Commission to hold inquiry into service delivery in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

The Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) is holding an inquiry into service delivery in Queensland’s remote and discrete Aboriginal and Torres...
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12

Jan 17

PeakCare and QCOSS to jointly host ‘Successful multicultural inclusion – How do we do it?’ workshop on 15 February 2017

PeakCare’s first workshop for 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 15 February 2017. The workshop - Successful multicultural inclusion –...
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21

Dec 16

PeakCare releases ‘How to respond to the sexual behaviours of young children Professor Anne Douglass’ Masterclass’ video

Earlier this year, the Creche and Kindergarten Association (C&K) in association with PeakCare hosted a Masterclass with Professor Anne Douglass,...
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21

Dec 16

PeakCare releases ‘Reflections on Charting a Better Journey for Children and Young People in Care workshop’ video

On 24th October 2016, over 100 representatives of non-government providers of foster, kinship care and residential care services from across...
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21

Dec 16

Implementation of the Hope and Healing Framework – Secondment of Ms Pamela Spall to position of Project Manager

Those who were present at PeakCare’s recent Annual General Meeting or have read the transcript of the speech delivered by...
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21

Dec 16

Closing date for submissions in response to ‘The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland’ extended until 16 January 2017

The closing date for submissions in response to the options paper, The next chapter in child protection legislation for Queensland,...
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12

Dec 16

Minister Fentiman delivers enthralling speech at PeakCare’s AGM

If you were unable to attend PeakCares AGM on Wednesday, 7th December 2016, make sure you read the enthralling speech...
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12

Dec 16

PeakCare’s Board for 2017

Following PeakCare's Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 7th December 2016, PeakCare is pleased to announce the election of Ms Cara...
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30

Nov 16

Your candidates for PeakCare’s Board for 2017

In accordance with requirements stated in PeakCare's Constitution, here are details of all candidates standing for election to PeakCare's Board....
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18

Aug 16

Issues paper released about changes to civil litigation involving child sexual abuse

Following on from a paper by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse about how best to...
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16

Aug 16

New Family and Child Connect services (FaCC), Intensive Family Support services (IFS) and specialist Domestic and Family Violence services

The Queensland Government Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (the department) wishes to advise of the release of...
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27

May 16

ANOTHER PEAKCARE COMPETITION. BE IN IT TO WIN IT!

PeakCare is running yet another competition. All you need to do is submit correct answers to five simple questions listed...
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28

Apr 16

AIHW releases analysis of 2014 2015 child protection data

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released Child Protection Australia 2014-15 last week. Across Australia, the report showed...
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7

Apr 16

PeakCares Roundtables Roadtrip 2016

PeakCare Members and Supporters are invited to attend one of a series of roundtable meetings soon to be held in...
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31

Mar 16

The views of children and young people in out-of-home care: overview of indicator results from a pilot national survey 2015

In March 2016, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released an overview of the results from the pilot...
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23

Mar 16

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle competition

PeakCare is pleased to announce that the winners of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle Competition are:...
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17

Mar 16

Queensland Child Protection Week Grants and Awards

To participate in Queensland Child Protection Week, the following Grants and Award nomination options are available: Regional Grants Regional Grants...
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Mar 16

Close the Gap Day

10 years ago, Cathy Freeman OAM and Ian Thorpe OAM launched the Close the Gap campaign to highlight the disadvantages...
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Mar 16

Child Placement Principle Competition

As seen in this week's PeakCare eNews, the first, second and third persons to submit correct answers to the five...
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Mar 16

On the matter of secure care

The possibility of Queensland children being placed in secure care is again emerging as a hot topic of discussion across...
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Feb 16

Service models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children blasted at Child Protection Symposium

Last week, Childrens Health Queensland hosted their inaugural Child Protection Symposium and is to be congratulated for not baulking at...
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Feb 16

Research into young people with intellectual disabilities and the police in Queensland

A team of researchers from the School of Justice and the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland...
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Feb 16

Have your say in the Your Workforce Your Future survey

The Health and Community Services Workforce Council has partnered with the Queensland Family and Child Commission to develop a baseline...
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Feb 16

Your invitation to a Royal Commission multicultural forum

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse will host a multicultural forum for people from culturally and...
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Feb 16

Support the FIN Parent Cafe

On the 17th February 2016, SEQ FIN will be holding a Parent Caf to provide an opportunity for parents to...
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Feb 16

PeakCare Research group kicks off for 2016

PeakCare members were treated to four terrific presentations at the first meeting of the Research Group for 2016. The group...
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Jan 16

Queensland Child Protection Parent Perception Study

Your assistance is requested to distribute information about the Queensland Child Protection Parent Perspectives Study. The study is being independently...
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Jan 16

Batiba Guwiyal

Batiba Guwiyal are traditional words meaning to 'Extinguish the Flame', from the Dunghutti people of the Macleay Valley area of...
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Jan 16

Third Action Plan (2015-18) released

In late 2015, the Third Action Plan (2015-18) under the National Framework for Protecting Australias Children 2009-2020 was launched by Commonwealth...
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Jan 16

CREATE needs you!

CREATE Foundation is excited to let you all know that they are coming to the South West region and bringing...
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