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 I wish to advise the group that I will be leaving QFCA as I have a new position with QLD Drug Courts (I'm going back to my roots as and and AOD counsellor) The state committee are in the process of advertising the post and I hope to have news shortly as to who is my replacement. I wish...
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Please find attached the final submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission in response to their review of the family law system.
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Hi everyone I have added a file to the cabinet. From feedback of those who attended the meeting in April, we have pulled together a draft submission with regards to the Family Law System. Please review and if you have any feedback or comments please email them to me [email protected] by COB...
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Hi everyone, notes from the meeting held on 17 April have been uploaded to the file cabinet. Thank you to those who participated. I will post the draft submission up for comment in the coming days. If you have anything to add please let me know Shelley
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Following on from the recent email you would have received from Laura, we would like to reschedule the next meeting of the Child and Family Policy Network for Tuesday 17th April , 10am - 12pm here at QCOSS. In lieu of a broader network agenda, we are proposing to access the wisdom contained within...
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Hi all - due to range of conflicting priorities we have decided to postpone Thursday's meeting until January. We are still planning to progress action around colloborative projects and will be in touch with more information in the next week or so. Thanks Laura and Tracey
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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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Network Members

Chris Mundy_4
Sheunesu Hove_4
Vicki Smith
Nathan Gallagher
Rodney Holmes
Laura Barnes_4
Jane Carter
Gina Muller