QCOSS and PeakCare have been working together to host and support a Child and Family Sector Policy and Advocacy Network. The aim of the Network is to progress collaborative policy and advocacy on child and family matters in Queensland.  

The child protection and family support sector in Queensland is expanding and changing significantly. Government continues to develop and implement policy reforms that directly impact on the work of the non-government child and family support sector, often with limited community and sector consultation. Community sector policy analysts and developers would benefit from networking to share ideas.

The Network will be an open space for policy officers working in the child and family space to work together on shared areas of interest.  It is an opportunity to:

  • Engage in regular dialogue about emerging policy issues
  • Identify common policy issues and opportunities for complementary positions
  • Strengthen policy advocacy in the sector
  • Consult and engage on key policy changes and reform directions.

Recent Posts

Hi everyone, notes from the meeting held on 23 October 2017 have been uploaded to the file cabinet. If you have any agenda items for the meeting to be held on Thursday 7 December (2pm-4pm), please let me know. Regards, Tracey
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As discussed at the meeting on 23 October, I've uploaded a copy of "Supporting Families, Changing Futures 2017 Update" to the file cabinet. The report generally provides information about progress by the Queensland Government in implementing responses to recommendations from the Carmody Inquiry...
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Date:
07/12/2017
Time:
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue:
QCOSS, Ground Floor, 20 Pidgeon Close
West End QLD 4101
Australia
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Hi everyone, I've uploaded an agenda for the next meeting to be held on Monday 23 October 2017, based on discussion at the 14 September 2017 meeting, the group's file cabinet. Hopefully see you on Monday from 11am at QCOSS, Tracey
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Dear all, Final report Parents Voices Out-of-Home Care Reforms in Qld 2017 has been uploaded. David O'Toole
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Hello everyone, Louise here, the Network Spaces administrator. Just a reminder that the best place to upload documents to the Network Space is in the file cabinet and follow it up with a post, so everyone in the group receives a notification that it is there. Or you can upload it to both places. By...
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Hi everyone I've uploaded draft notes from the meeting held on 14 September 2017. The next meeting is planned for the week beginning 23 October 2017. Regards, Tracey
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Hi everyone just a note regarding a program specifically aimed at imporving connection and services for Aboriginal children in the NT.https://www.childrensground.org.au/ It may be worth considering how this type of approach can be replicated to suit QLD. The funding process engaged is based on a...
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Just a paper I forgot to add to last post....
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Hi all just adding some information re. Community Mother's program. It originated in the UK and was developed in Dublin, Ireland in the 1980's. It has been rolled out to other regions and appears to be still going strong. Throught my research it appears the program was initially for new parents in...
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