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 the healthdirect website. 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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Each year, more than 500 young people leave the Queensland child protection system to live independently. Help and support for these young people often comes from family, carers and community members, as well as government and non-government service providers. However, a number of young people make...
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Legal Aid Queensland has published a series of captioned recordings about their services on their YouTube channel . Videos for community, health and education workers can be found here and include their published community legal education webinars. The next webinar is Child Protection - the law and...
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Queensland Government media release Young people in care living with a mental illness who are also struggling with drug addiction including Ice will soon have access to help and support in the one place. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said tenders were now open for Queensland’s first live-...
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As part of the Queensland Youth Strategy, the Queensland Government has launched the Youth Engagement Hub, an online platform to give young people a voice and share information about Queensland Government policies, programs and broader issues that impact them. As projects and activities are...
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Queensland Government media release Young people moving from supported lodgings into long-term accommodation in Brisbane are to be given white goods and furniture set-up packages thanks to funding from the Palaszczuk Government’s Dignity First Fund. Minister for Housing and Public Works Mick de...
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In 2013, CREATE produced the Report Card ‘ Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The views of children and young people ‘ (McDowall, 2013). This report showcased the results of the first national survey recording the views of children and young people within the care system, and provided a...
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The Department of Education and Training is offering financial assistance to 15 to 21 year olds who are, or have been, in out-of-home care to cover the cost of vocational education and training. The What's Next OOHC Fund is designed to strengthen learning and employment pathways for young people...
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Improving housing outcomes for women and children escaping domestic and family violence is a major focus for the Department of Housing and Public Works. The department will construct two new shelters on the Gold Coast and in North Brisbane, and will replace or renew shelters in three remote and...
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Applications for The Smith Family's Care2Achieve Scholarship for young women leaving care are now open. The program offers 50 young women, aged 17 to 21 years, looking to pursue education as they transition from care up to $3,500 to attain a Certificate 3 or higher at a Queensland TAFE or...
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Queensland Government media release Up to 13,300 Queensland kids are about to receive a helping hand to start playing sport with Round 10 of the Queensland Government’s Get Started Vouchers program. Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni said the program is one of the Queensland Government’s most...

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