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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A new resource has been developed to improve the financial knowledge and resilience of all Queenslanders in times of natural disaster. The Money Ready Toolkit has been produced by Good Shepherd Microfinance, in partnership with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services...
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A website for Aboriginal dads has been launched providing online resources to support them through fatherhood. The Stayin on Track site has been developed by Aboriginal men for Aboriginal dads to give them useful information and tips as a parent. Stayin on Track is a joint project with the...
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Applications for Get Started vouchers are opening on 25 January - to support young people to participate in sport and recreation. Get Started Vouchers is one of the funding programs that comprise the Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative to support sport and recreation at the...
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The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) have extended the closing date for submissions for the review of the blue card and foster care systems, until Friday 20 January 2016. Queensland's Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk requested the QFCC undertake a review of the blue card system, the...
Christmas and the holiday season can be a challenging time of year for many people. A number of services are available to help those in need during this time. 13Family (13 32 64) hotline Mums and Dads across Queensland are urged to call 13Family (13 32 64) for extra support if times are tough this...
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What is the impact of BYOD (bring your own device) programs in schools? ABC's Kathy Mcleish talks to Mark Henley, QCOSS CEO and others about the implications. Queensland schools' BYOD program risks leaving poorer students behind, QTU says Queensland's education authorities are being warned that...
A new early childhood education website will help parents give their children a confident start to life and support parents as they make important decisions about their child’s education. The website provides tips for families to help their children get ready for Kindy which in turn will help them...
On 21 September 2016, the Premier of Queensland requested the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) undertake a review of the blue card system, the approval and monitoring processes for foster carers (including kinship carers and provisionally approved carers) and pressure points in child...
ACCAN and Infoxchange have come together to produce a report focusing on the more than 427,000 dwellings (about 5 per cent of housing stock) in Australia which fall into the category of social housing – housing provided by the government and community sectors to accommodate people in the lowest...
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The QFCC have released the Talking Families stakeholder report . It details the results of a survey of professionals in the child and family support sector who were asked about their perceptions of the sector and thoughts about families’ help-seeking behaviour. Respondents said fear of judgement,...

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