Critical issues impacting on young people in residential care were the focus of a recent forum of leading residential care service providers and government hosted by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian. Read more
Strength of Queensland’s Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian in oversighting the Queensland Child Protection System. Read more
The Commission has released a series of articles that measures the contribution that the blue card system has made, and continues to make, towards improving the safety of children in Queensland. Read more
The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian has released its advocacy paper setting out a basis for contesting the justification of the current policy to continue to detain 17 year olds in adult correctional facilities. View full advocacy paper
Nominations for NAPCAN’s 2013 Play Your Part Awards for Outstanding Prevention Initiatives are now open! Read more
A summary of recent research, reports and policy activities can be viewed in the Commission’s latest policy and research scan.
Highlights from Issue 36 (April 2013) include an annual report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare evaluating state and territory child protection and support services, an evaluation of six demonstration projects aimed at improving the sexual health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, an Anglicare Australia report into rental affordability for low income earners and an Australian Institute of Family Studies report which identified gaps in children’s access to and participation in preschool programs.
The Commission has focused on key areas of working with children in care, young people leaving care and improving oversight and complaints mechanisms in its third submission responding to the QCPCI Discussion Paper. Read more