Welcome to Community Door's information portal about young people. In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relating to young people.

While many young people in Queensland are faring well in regard to health, safety and wellbeing, there are areas that cause concern. Obsesity, alcohol consumption, homelessness, mental or behavioural problems and suicide mortality are some of the issues that need to be addressed. You can find more information about mental health for young people on Mindhealthconnect. There is also information around suicide and what it means for young people.

Here you will find valuable information on the state of young Queenslanders, organisations dedicated to improving the lives of our youth, and relevant legislation.

Youth services renewal

In 2014-2015, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services implemented a new results-based investment and service delivery approach that focuses on purchasing and providing three types of services:

  • access services (information, advice and referral)
  • support services (one-on-one specialised support and assistance)
  • integrated response services (intensive, coordinated responses to complex needs).

QCOSS has developed a Youth Services Renewal Toolkit. This toolkit walks you through a series of strategic questions to help you understand what these reforms mean for your organisation, your service delivery models and the young people you work with.

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Queensland Government media release The future is looking bright for 50 young Queensland women who are receiving scholarships funded by the Palaszczuk Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Care2Achieve scholarships, delivered in partnership with The Smith Family, would provide young...
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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services has contracted PeakCare to help residential care services prepare for implementing the new Hope and Healing Framework. The new framework will improve the quality of residential care provided to children and young people by ensuring...
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Queensland Government media release Young Queenslanders wanting to create real change and develop leadership skills are being encouraged to apply for the 2017 YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament. Minister for Youth Shannon Fentiman said nominations for the 22nd YMCA Queensland Youth Parliament are now...
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Queensland Government media release A new Specialist High Risk Youth Court will hold its first sittings in Townsville this week as part of the Palaszczuk Government’s response to youth crime and its causes. Speaking from Townsville Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Court sittings on February 2...
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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) has released an information kit on child protection for young people, called Finding out about child protection in Queensland. The kit provides young people with information on the child protection system including rights, court processes and...
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...
Not-for-profit Law has updated its guide to 'The laws of advertising and your community organisation'. The resource provides practical tips to help organisations comply with the laws of advertising and marketing in Australia. Importantly, these laws apply to many fundraising activities of charities...
Emergency financial resources, placements and housing, and family, friends and social connections are the three main areas of support sought by young people exiting care, a recently completed examination of data collected from across the Next Step After Care services revealed. The statewide data...
From October 2016 responsibility for the administration of the blue card system transferred from the Public Safety Business Agency to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Changes have been made to the system and new services are now available. New application forms There are new forms...

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The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) has produced the Planned Support Guide: an approach to case management for people working in a wide range of community services. If you are a front line worker, supervisor or manager this guide is for you. The guide assists in the development of a...
Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc – have developed their YFS Service Delivery Handbook , published in 2012, which they would like to share with the Sector. Youth and Family Service (Logan City) Inc. (YFS) is a community based, not-for-profit organisation, providing planned, innovative...
Centre for Multicultural Youth (Victorian Service) Information sheets can be downloaded from their website: www.cmy.net.au Does age really matter? (2007) info sheet includes background information about why young people arrive in Australia with different dates of birth on their official...
This report was developed following consultations with over 750 children and young people and over 100 organisations and subject matter experts, as well as liaison with the Australian Federal Government and the Australian Human Rights Commission.

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