Welcome to the Community Door information portal on children and families.

Prevention and early intervention programs are critical in reducing the costs of crisis services, such as those associated with the child protection system.

Prevention and early intervention services provide many things - support linking people to training and work, help securing a home, practical parenting support, and help navigating the school system. Children can also experience specific mental health issues.

The Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland Child Protection System has led to a number of reforms, particularly to the child protection system. You can find more information on the child and family reform page of Community Door.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working with children and families.

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The Queensland Young Achiever Award nominations will close on 15 December 2017. The Awards are designed to acknowledge, encourage and promote the positive achievements of young Queenslanders up to 29 years of age. Category winners will receive $2,000 from Auswide Bank plus the Queensland Young...
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Each year, more than 500 young people leave the Queensland child protection system to live independently. Help and support for these young people often comes from family, carers and community members, as well as government and non-government service providers. However, a number of young people make...
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Legal Aid Queensland has published a series of captioned recordings about their services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. The next webinar is Child Protection - the law and...
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Queensland Government media release Greater stability and forever homes for some of the state’s most vulnerable children and young people are a step closer to reality, with new legislation passed in Parliament today. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said the Child Protection Reform Amendment...
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Queensland Government media release A new hands-on support service will soon be available to vulnerable Rockhampton families to help keep their children safely together at home. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman visited Rockhampton today, to announce that Act for Kids will receive $4.57...
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Foster carers come from all walks of life. But no matter who they are, foster carers all have one thing in common — they have a place in their hearts for a child who needs love and understanding. One couple who have opened their hearts and their home to some of Queensland’s most vulnerable children...
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This week is Anti-Poverty Week (15-21 October) where all Australians are encouraged to organised or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here and overseas. The main aims of the week are to: Strengthen public understanding of the causes and...
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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability has released the Supporting Families Changing Futures report to provide an overview of progress during 2016-17. The Queensland Government is committed to restoring child safety services and has backed the reform program with an investment...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders Dylan Nelson and Natalie Scotcher have been fostering vulnerable children since they were just 18 years old, and since the first child walked through their doors they haven’t looked back. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said she hoped Dylan’s...
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Queensland Government media release Queenslanders are being urged to show their support for victims of sexual assault and stand together to say no to violence in the community. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Shannon Fentiman said Sexual Violence Awareness Month provided...

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Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc – have developed their YFS Service Delivery Handbook , published in 2012, which they would like to share with the Sector. Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc. (YFS) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, providing planned, innovative...
Attached is the Central Queensland Family Law Pathway Network's (CQFLPN) Guide to Online Family Law System Resources - June 2012. The CQFLPN is an initiative of the Australian Government Attorney General's Department. Following the excellent response to The CQFLPN Guide to Online Family Law System...
The Domestic & Family Violence Clearing House collates a range of current research and best practice related to domestic and family violence.
www.communities.qld.gov.au/childsafety/protecting-children/resources-and-publications
This report was developed following consultations with over 750 children and young people and over 100 organisations and subject matter experts, as well as liaison with the Australian Federal Government and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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Author: 
Shelley Dunlop, QCOSS

Do you understand the details of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms and the new community-based child protection intake services?

StudioQ is now hosting a...

Embrace training for kindergarten educators
Author: 
Cherie Lamb, Queensland Council of Social Service

The EMBRACE Culture in Kindy Program aims to increase kindergarten participation for children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds in Queensland.

Our ‘Embracing cultural diversity in...

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Author: 
Shelley Dunlop, QCOSS

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has developed a detailed and easy to use resource to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations in applying for endorsement as a...

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Author: 
Lucas Moore, Queensland Coordinator, CREATE Foundation

This month marks Child Protection Week (7-13 September) around Australia with the theme Protecting Children is Everybody’s Business.  For the broader community, the initiative focuses on raising awareness about child protection issues including child abuse prevention...

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May Kabay, Indigenous Professional Support Unit, QCOSS

First and foremost I would like to acknowledge the First Nations People of Australia.  I acknowledge and pay respect to those past, and those who still walk our beautiful mother earth whose connections give spiritual, united and cultural significance to all Indigenous Peoples of Australia...

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