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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The Not Now, Not Ever report card provides an overview of the challenges faced and results achieved in the State Government's plan to end domestic and family violence. The highlights card looks at how the reform program has progressed in year 2 and reinforces that significant reform takes time and...
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Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2018 takes place tomorrow (18 April) online and in communities around Australia. On census night 2016, 27,680 Australians aged 12 to 24 years old were counted as homeless. In most instances young people do not have a home because they are escaping family conflict and...
Do you know people who are doing inspiring work to build stronger communities, and support children and families? This type of work is important in the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect, and NAPCAN love to hear about it. Past winners of the Play Your Part Awards have included a wide...
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Queensland Youth Housing Coalition forum is holding a forum to open the dialogue about abuse in our society and how to eradicate it. The platform 1225 Forum 2018: Abuse of Power - Confronting Dynamics of Harm will feature keynote speaker Scott Miller, who has worked for the Domestic Abuse...
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Grants are open for Queensland Child Protection Week (2-8 September 2018). Regional grants Regional grants are available up to the value of $5,000, for each of the six regional areas of Queensland to non-Government organisations and not-for-profit organisations. The regions are: Far North...
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Neighbour Day is celebrated on 25 March 2018 with the aim of fostering strong personal connections that last the whole year round. The aim of Neighbour Day is to build better relationships with the people who live around us, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Neighbours are important because...
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Dovetail has used the material in it's good practice guide Working with families and significant others to develop an online self-paced training package designed to improve family responsive practice for workers who are engaging with young people. The package includes information on approaches to...
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Family Matters is Australia's national campaign to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people grow up safe and cared for in family, community and culture. Family Matters Queensland is inviting submission from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 18...
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The Queensland Government is building a new child protection and family support system to meet the needs of children, young people and families, now and into the future. To do this, contemporary child protection laws are needed to support the child and family reforms and ensure children and young...
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Beyond DV is a new service, working with government agencies and service providers to help families affected by domestic violence. Officially launched in January, Beyond DV provides two distinct programs - one focussing on children and the other on women. The Bright Start program focuses on helping...

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