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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Ansvar’s Community Education Program (CEP) provides grants up to $50,000 for programs supporting Australian youth which fall under two categories: Empowerment and Education: Programs within this category must provide opportunities to develop positive values that lead to healthy lifestyle choices...
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All children deserve to be safe, valued and to live at home with a caring family. However, sometimes, parents need help to care for their children safely at home. Family and Child Connect works with vulnerable families by connecting them to the right support services in their local community...
Hon Curtis Pitt MP
On 17 July the Honourable Curtis Pitt MP, Treasurer, Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, spoke about the state budget and how it will impact on the community service sector at the QCOSS State Budget Breakfast. You can...
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This webinar draws on the new resource Continuity of Learning: A resource to support effective transition to school and school age care . The publication, by Professors Sue Dockett and Bob Perry, provides an overview of the research base underpinning the importance of effective transitions and...
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The 2016 Australian of the Year Awards are now open for nomination. Each year our nation celebrates the achievement and contribution of eminent Australians through the Australian of the Year Awards by profiling leading citizens who are role models for us all. They inspire us through their...
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Early Childhood Australia has worked with the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training to develop a suite of free Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) resources to support the critical work of the early childhood sector and their communities in providing the best...
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QCOSS is pleased to release two new publications regarding the development of multicultural indicators of wellbeing for children, women and families from migrant and refugee backgrounds. The intent of these publications is to reinforce the need to develop program responses based on research and...
Multicultural children
As a migrant parent you may have concerns about bringing up your children in a new culture. You may be wondering how you can reconcile your culture’s parenting values with those commonly practiced by parents born in Australia. Will your children reject or forget their cultural heritage and language...
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More than 100 young people, service providers, partner agencies and representatives from across the child protection sector, came together to celebrate the launch of the new Next Step After Care service at the Beenleigh PCYC on 23 April. Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child...
Family shadow
On 28 February 2015 the Premier announced the release of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence’s report ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ – Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland. The release of the report has been timely, with attention on the issue growing daily following...

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