The Queensland social service sector incorporates a range of service delivery, community development, social justice, and advocacy organisations operating across a range of areas, including but not limited to: health, housing, employment, disability, aged care, services for children and young people, Indigenous affairs and multicultural affairs. Inclusion in the sector is less about the specific service being provided and more about commitment to a shared vision and a set of values. Organisations which are not-for-profit, community based and have a shared vision and central values are considered to be part of the social service sector.

The social service sector provides the community with services that meet a broad range of needs. The delivery of services aims to promote physical, social, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Groups in the community that are marginalised or disadvantaged, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families and people with a disability, are supported by government and non-government providers of community services.

This section contains details on the social service sector in Queensland, including reform processes, networks, research and reports.

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Queensland Government media release Queensland is home to more than 700,000 active volunteers, each playing their part in making the state’s thriving communities more resilient and vibrant places to live. Today (5 December) is International Volunteer Day, an opportunity for Queenslanders to...
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What's your plan for advancing your organisation's mission in 2019 and beyond? How will you know where to focus your efforts, and what strategies will you put in place? And more importantly, how will you know if you've been successful? This webinar will get you motivated and equipped to really hit...
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The Family Matters report 2018, released last week, states that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are now 10.1 times more likely to be removed from their families than non-Indigenous children. The report says that the rate is projected to triple in the next 20 years if urgent action is...
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Queensland Government media release Queensland has a new plan for improving the mental health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders. Shifting minds: Queensland Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Strategic Plan 2018-2023 sets the five-year direction for reforming Queensland’s mental health and...
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The Queensland Women's Week 2019 grants program closing date has been extended to 18 November 2018. In 2019 Queensland Women's Week celebrations will be held from 2 to 10 March. Community organisations, councils and P&Cs are encouraged to apply for grants for a share of $150,000 to deliver...
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Queensland Government media release Applications for grants totalling $30,000 to run an activity, project or event during Queensland Youth Week (April 3-14) next year are now open. Minister for Youth Di Farmer said the grants of up to $2,000 allowed young Queenslanders, local councils and not-for-...
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Approval for commencement of the third and final stage of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 has been received, with changes set to come into effect from Monday 29 October 2018. This stage of amendments represents an important shift for the child protection and family support system to...
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Do you work with and support families and children? Find out when you can share information with other agencies to help ensure children’s safety and wellbeing. Check out the new Information Sharing Guidelines for practical support and guidance to help understand your obligations when sharing...
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Queensland Government media release Seventy-three neighbourhood centres across Queensland will share in more than $600,000 under the Palaszczuk Government’s Thriving Queensland Communities Grants program. Minister for Communities Coralee O'Rourke today (24 October) announced the successful...
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Human Rights are standards that allow people to live with dignity, freedom, equality, justice and peace. QCOSS is teaming up with the campaign for A Human Rights Act for Queensland to offer an event discussing where our Human Rights Act is, what it might contain, how it will be of benefit and how...

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