A new Child Safety Practice Framework was launched on 26 August. The Queensland Government’s response to the Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody) Final Report continues to bring changes to the child welfare system in Queensland. The Director General stated that the new system will significantly impact how the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services works with vulnerable families, with a greater focus on supporting families to provide a safe and secure home for their children.
On Friday 5th September, PeakCare is hosting a morning of guest lectures and presentations by:
On 4th August 2014 PeakCare hosted a lecture by Professor Cathy Humphreys from the University of Melbourne on the nexus between child protection and domestic and family violence.
It was titled: Women and their children living with domestic and family violence: principles, problems and possibilities
You can now watch the lecture online
Queensland Child Protection Week will this year be held from the 7-13 September.
Events are held across Queensland, aiming to raise awareness of the important issues around child safety.
Some key events are:
Child Safety—Community Based Intake and Referral services
Organisations are invited to submit offers for Community Based Intake and Referral services across the state.
The 2012-13 edition of Child Protection Australia repport was released on 25 July 2014. The report describes child protection order, out-of-home care, intensive family support and carer data.
Previously unreported analyses were possible, such as the number of substantiations per child, co-occurring types of abuse, socio-economic status and unique counts of children receiving child protection services.
The Child Abuse Royal Commission has created some films for people who have experienced child sexual abuse in an institution, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The purpose of the project is to raise awareness of the Royal Commission within the community and encourage survivors of child sexual abuse to share their story. The five short films to be released are:
The Ipswich District Child Protection Week Committee has introduced the Child Protection Week awards to promote the safety and well being of children across the Ipswich and West Moreton Region.
The awards project is proudly sponsored by Mission Australia Communities for Children Inala to Ipswich.
The awards aim to raise awareness and highlight the importance of child protection in our communities whilst at the same time recognising the efforts, programs, services and achievements that individuals and organisation have accomplished.
Many of the Commission’s functions will move to other agencies from 1 July as part of the implementation of the recommendations from the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Review).
Key changes include: