PeakCare Discussion Papers

Towards a better understanding and management of the nexus between child protection and domestic and family violence

This paper released in May 2014 builds on matters raised at the symposium hosted by PeakCare and Griffith University in December 2013 that explored the intersection of child protection and domestic and family violence. PeakCare does not pretend that this paper ‘holds the answers’. Rather, its intentions are to, in a very preliminary way, explore and focus some of the questions that need to be asked and to serve as a catalyst and prompt for further discussion.

Secure Care – Needed or Not?

This paper released in March 2013 responds to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) and discusses the issues involved in considering the introduction of a secure care option for Queensland children in State care, and collates the views of PeakCare Members and Supporters and other interest groups about this important matter for submission to the Carmody Inquiry.

Permanency planning and the question of adoption

This paper released in February 2013 responds to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) and discusses permanency planning for children who might otherwise be facing long term guardianship to the Chief Executive and placement in out-of-home care, as well as considering the question of adoption as an option for achieving permanency in the care provided for children. This paper identifies and methodically explores any changes to legislation, policy and/or practice concerning permanency planning, and collates the views of PeakCare Members and Supporters and other interest groups about this important matter for submission to the Carmody Inquiry.