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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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Jul 17

In the Read: Improving education and work prospects for children and young people

Youth Action, a NSW peak body for young people, recently released Career guidance: the missing link in school to work transitions....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jul 17

In the Read: Tasmanian children and young people experiencing high vulnerability

The research project Too Hard? Highly vulnerable teens in Tasmania from Anglicare Tasmania documents the life histories of children and young people (aged...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

In the Read: Building independence through planning for transition

A practitioner guide has been developed by the UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Social Care...
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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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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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Jul 17

In the Read: Understanding and Applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle

The Understanding and Applying the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: A resource for legislation, policy and program development resource...
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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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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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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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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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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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Jun 17

In the Read: An annotated collection of resources on violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) has launched the special collection, Violence against women in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jun 17

In the Read: Treatment of children with problem or harmful sexual behaviours – an evidence review

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has released Rapid evidence assessment: Current best evidence in the therapeutic...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

In the Read: Bringing Them Home 20 years on

Marking 20 years since the release of Bringing Them Home, the Healing Foundation has launched a report identifying that members...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

More about the Royal Commission into the South Australian child protection system

The South Australian Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report, The life they deserve, was released in early August 2016. The...
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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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17

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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10

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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2

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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25

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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22

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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11

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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11

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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4

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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3

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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27

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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27

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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6

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 Minister...
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5

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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