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.

A new national campaign to help Australians recognise the signs of intimate partner violence and how best to support someone experiencing has recently been launched. Domestic violence campaigners, 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty and Geelong AFL premiership player Jimmy Bartel, joined forces...
On 11 July 2016, the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) released When a child is missing: Remembering Tiahleigh – A report into Queensland’s children missing from out-of-home care . The report was released in response to the Premier’s request for a whole-of-government review to ensure...
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A Queensland Government Media Release A successful program to help perpetrators of domestic violence stop their violent behaviour will be expanded to help keep children safe. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said reforms to the child protection system in Queensland included the rollout of...
The 2016 Child Aware Approaches Conference was held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, 23-24 May 2016. Many of the presentations are now available to watch online, and you can also download the presentation slides. Presentations included: The Oration Healing to Thrive: Building the...
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Queensland Government Media Release $1.2 million to boost education for young women leaving state care The Palaszczuk Government will ensure up to 100 young women leaving state care will have a brighter future thanks to a new scholarship scheme. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said $1.2...
New child protection laws come into effect in Queensland today, aimed at making the system more responsive to the needs of vulnerable children and their families. The Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2016 and Director of Child Protection Litigation Act 2016, will support reforms to how matters...
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has officially started in Queensland today, signalling the beginning of a new era in disability services and huge opportunity for new workers to join the sector. The NDIS is the biggest social reform in more than 40 years, giving people with...
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The Australian Institute of Families (AIFS) has published a special facts sheet exploring the different phases of family, from the families we live with as children to the families we form as we grow older. Each of us sees family from a different perspective as we grow and move through life, and...
This project aimed to establish the extent and nature of reporting of violence against women by the Australian media to inform future strategies for change. Using both quantitative (content analysis) and qualitative (critical discourse analysis) methods, the study provided a glimpse into the...
The 2016-17 Queensland State Budget is a solid budget for vulnerable Queenslanders. It provides funding for crucial areas such as prevention of domestic and family violence, universal access to kindy, investment in employment in regional Queensland and the provision of a range of social...

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