Nominations open: Annual Queensland Child Protection Awards
The Queensland Child Protection Week Committee is now accepting nominations for the Annual Queensland Child Protection Awards, and it encourages you to nominate.
The awards provide an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the efforts, commitment and unreserved energy of many people who make a significant contribution to our community to prevent child harm and neglect.
It is hoped the awards will inspire others to continue to work towards ensuring the wellbeing of children. Nominations close Friday, 27 May.
Awards are presented to individuals or groups in the following categories:
- Professional (Non-government) – Outstanding contribution to promoting child protection issues in their capacity as a professional working in the child protection (or related) field.
- Professional (Government) – Outstanding contribution to child protection at a practice, policy or service development level within the public service.
- Volunteer – Invaluable contributions to child protection made by volunteers working in government or non-government agencies.
- Regional Program – Program that operates within part of, or across, a region to address some aspect of child protection.
- Education Initiative – Development of an innovative approach, research or resource to promote child protection.
- Youth Participation – Involvement of young people in the planning of a local activity to promote child protection.
- Media & Communications – An article, news story, series, publication, campaign or communications strategy that demonstrates a significant contribution to highlighting child protection issues.
- Thriving Communities Initiative – Any community operated program, initiative, event or campaign that focuses on enhancing child protection in our communities.
- Our Children Our Future – Outstanding contribution to honouring connection to family, community, culture and country through the development of policy, programs or practice that promote self-determination for First Nations families, children and young people.
- Transition 2 Success Initiative – Outstanding young person involved in the Transition 2 Success program or outstanding contribution made by local community groups involved with the Transition 2 Success program to get the best outcomes for young people 15 and over who are involved in the youth justice system or are assessed as being at risk of entering it.
- Child Safe Organisation Award – Outstanding implementation of the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations to protect children from harm, and/or creating an organisational culture that fosters child safety and wellbeing.
You can see previous winners, awards ceremony photos and more on the Queensland Child Protection Week Annual Campaigns pages.