Service providers in the Rockhampton and Fraser Coast areas have come together to scope and design projects that strengthen the capacity and capability of their local child and family support sector. The projects come through the Strengthening our Place initiative which is part of the Quensland Family and Child Commission's (QFCC) Strengthening our sector strategy.
From among the many projects proposed in late 2016, three have been chosen for direct support by the QFCC, Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and local advisory groups:
- In Rockhampton, Family Voice – Families Being Heard focuses on valuing the voice of family and enabling families to better inform and influence service design, practice and policy.
- On the Fraser Coast, Bringing and Keeping our Ghundus Home! focuses on local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people having a voice and keeping their kids out of the system or bringing them home.
- Across both regions is a leadership development and mentoring project which will be co-designed and community led.
These projects received the broadest stakeholder support, and most closely align with the Strengthening our sector strategy