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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

QATSICPP Community of Practice: 26-27 June 2018

On the 26th and 27th of June, QATSICPP hosted the Community of Practice face to face forum. There were 11 Practice Leads from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services who were in attendance as well as a number of Practice Leads who joined via teleconference.

The two days provided an opportunity for us all to network and discuss some of the challenges but most importantly the ways that our organisations have been able to overcome these challenges within their local community.

We discussed some of the upcoming changes that will be occurring with the recent amendments to the Child Protection Act and started to brainstorm ways that we can all work together to understand and incorporate these changes.

It was also an opportunity to hear from our Departmental colleagues which included:

  • Kerry Fortescue from ARC
  • Faylene Hill, Cultural Practice Advisor, Fortitude Valley Child Safety Service Centre
  • Amanda Stapleton, Cultural Practice Advisor, and Rachelle Towie, Senior Practitioner, Maroochydore Child Safety Service Centre.

All of these presentations showcased the importance of having collaborative, working relationships between the Department and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Child Protection sector.

Dion and I would like to extend our sincere thanks to all who participated and we look forward to catching up with you all shortly.

  • Child Protection Environment

    53.7%

    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak

    69,200

    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.