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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Our Staff

QATSICPP have 5 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees. Our staff, and members, have a wealth of knowledge and experience in working within a Child Protection Framework.

Our staff and members specialise in child protection, family support, foster and kinship and residential care services to support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families. When compared with other providers in child protection, our staff and members are distinct by their inherent knowledge and capability to understand Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander values, families and kinship relationships. Our shared understanding, experiences and principles of working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities gives us a solid framework to assist in the design and implementation of culturally sensitive services for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families and in the communities in which they serve.

Our Senior Practice Leader team focus on design and delivery. Lenny works alongside our member organisation in the area of member development and support for capability and capacity building as well as engagement of prospective members.  Sid and Candice have developed a suite of practice resources and training modules to enhance excellence in case management.  Sid and Candice will be involved in the delivery of training for these practice resources.

Meet our team

Jess McardleQueensland Family Matters Campaign 

cpp staff nat     Natalie Lewis
Chief Executive Officer

cpp staff nadia   Nadia Currie
Operations Manager

cpp staff candice   Candice Butler
Senior Practice Leader

Professional Training and Coaching
Please contact Candice and/or Sid for further assistance in relation to training and coaching.  

cpp staff lenny  

Lenny Dahlen
Member Engagement and Support Coordinator

Member engagement, development and support for capability and capacity building. Contact Lenny for further information about membership.

cpp staff sidney  

Sidney Williams
Senior Practice Leader

Training and Education Coordinator

Professional Training and Coaching.
Sid is a qualified trainer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid.  Please contact Sid for further information.   

Dion Tatow   

Dion Tatow
Regional Practice Leader

Jess McArdleRS    

Jess Mcardle

Queensland Family Matters Campaign Coordinator 

  • Child Protection Environment


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


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