Family and Child Connect ready to help vulnerable families
The first seven Family and Child Connect services are now operating across Queensland. These community-based services will assist vulnerable families to get the help they need by connecting them to the right services at the right time, before Child Safety needs to intervene.
Family and Child Connect is now operating in the following locations:
Services will be rolled out in another 13 locations in two phases from July 2015 and January 2016.
To contact Family and Child Connect, call 13FAMILY or 13 32 64.
Think Your Way
“Year in, year out, more and more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are thinking big about their future and what they can do for themselves, their family, their community and country.
See their stories. Come be inspired to Think your Way!”
Video Life Diaries
Life Diaries have played a critical part in the out-of-home care system for many years but carrying bulky photo albums around may prove problematic for many young people. A Video Life Diary is a collection of favourite print and digital photos combined with text and music to produce a stunning video. Video Life Diaries offer a contemporary solution for everyone wishing to preserve moments in their life histories. Caroline Elder, owner operator of Video Life Diaries has 18 years experience working in the child protection field and understands the importance of life diaries for children and young people in out-of-home care. Caroline left the Department at the end of 2011 and started her company Video Life Diaries early this year.
To see more on the Video Life Diaries, please click on the link below
Community Foster Care Agency Contacts
Alongside peak bodies and advocacy groups, community foster care agencies have a key role to play in providing foster care related services throughout Queensland. They provide a range of alternative care services, relating to:
- foster carer recruitment
- foster carer training
- foster carer support
- placement of children and young people in foster care
- other child protection support services.
The following community agencies provide shared family care services: