Free Child Protection Community Legal Education at Woorabinda HACC hall on the 9th of October.

Please find attached a ATSILS promotion flyer for the 9th of October at Woorabinda Child Protection Community legal Education, the venue is the Woorabinda HACC Hall. Please circulate throughout your local networks and promote attendance.

The workshops will run for a whole day, catered and resourced by ATSILS running 9:00am until 4.30pm, with a minimum target of 40 plus persons.

The venue is the HACC hall with capacity to hold a significant number of attendees. It is a great opportunity for key service providers and stakeholders to actively engage or observe Community Legal education on the:

* The Queensland Child Protection Act 1999 and Regulations
* Stages of child protection – Intake, Investigation and Assessment and Ongoing intervention
* Family Group Meetings/Case plan review meeting
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific child protection legislation
* Reviews, appeals and complaints processes
* Queensland child protection model
* Benefits of legal representation and collaborative partnerships
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Holistic Early Intervention, Targeted Support, Child Protection Services

It is an excellent opportunity for important community members such as parents, extended families, care providers, elders to discuss child protection solutions and work in partnerships with key support services to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection practices and outcomes.

Please email your RSVP to william.hayward@atsils.org.au and encourage the community to attend this proactive collaborative approach to children and young people’s right to proficient prevention, early intervention and child protection services. Given the recent Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry 10 year Roadmap for Child Protection it is a great time to be informed and help drive positive change.

William Hayward
Law and Justice Advocacy Developmental Officer
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
Phone: 07 3025 3848
Freecall: 1800 012 255
Fax: 07 3025 3800
Web: www.atsils.org.au
Email: william.hayward@atsils.org.au

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Free Child Protection Community Legal Education at Woorabinda & Rockhampton on the 9th & 10th of October.

Please find attached a ATSILS promotion flyers for the 9th & 10th of October Rockhampton & Woorabinda Child Protection Community legal Education.

The workshops will run for a whole day, catered and resourced by ATSILS running 9:00am until 4.30pm, with a minimum target of 40 plus persons.

The venue is a function room with capacity to hold a significant number of attendees. It is a great opportunity for key service providers and stakeholders to actively engage or observe Community Legal education on the:

* The Queensland Child Protection Act 1999 and Regulations
* Stages of child protection – Intake, Investigation and Assessment and Ongoing intervention
* Family Group Meetings/Case plan review meeting
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific child protection legislation
* Reviews, appeals and complaints processes
* Queensland child protection model
* Benefits of legal representation and collaborative partnerships
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander – Holistic Early Intervention, Targeted Support, Child Protection Services

It is an excellent opportunity for important community members such as parents, extended families, care providers, elders to discuss child protection solutions and work in partnerships with key support services to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection practices and outcomes.

Please email your RSVP to william.hayward@atsils.org.au and encourage the community to attend this proactive collaborative approach to children and young people’s right to proficient prevention, early intervention and child protection services. Given the recent Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry 10 year Roadmap for Child Protection it is a great time to be informed and help drive positive change.

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ATSILS Recruitment – ROCKHAMPTON

We have a vacancy created with new funding – that of a Prisoner ThroughCare Officer full-time position in our Rockhampton office. Please encourage distribute the vacancy news widely. The position description and ATSILS recruitment Application Form are enclosed, but they’re also on our website . Please see the Seek advert: http://www.seek.com.au/Job/24896657 .

We are looking for a skilled case-manager with at least five years’ experience in the criminal justice system; Social Work qualifications are ideal. Our new staff member will be working with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander male clients.

Closes 1pm, Monday 5th August to this email address. Interviews will be underway promptly.

Jane Oliver
Human Resources Manager
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd
PO Box 13035 George Street, Brisbane QLD 4003
Level 5, 183 North Quay, Brisbane QLD
CAHRI of the Australian Human Resources Institute
Direct Line: (07) 3025 3808

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Qld Child Protection Inquiry

MEDIA RELEASE
Date 16/1/13

Calls for greater community control and improved governance during Queensland Child Protection Inquiry

Today, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) (ATSILS) CEO, Shane Duffy, will give evidence at Queensland’s Child Protection Inquiry calling for greater delegation to community controlled organisations in partnership with improved governance.

“The over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within Queensland’s child protection system is set to reach over 60 precent by 2015,” Mr Duffy said.

“Given such over-representation, it is paramount that our child protection system finds a way to better address these children’s needs in a culturally competent way and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations are best placed to do this.”

Mr Duffy said that models that incorporate principles of self-determination and greater delegation of authority to Indigenous community controlled organisations have proved to be effective in similar jurisdictions overseas, including Canada and New Zealand. However, robust governance structures are a key element in the success of such organisations.

“if our community controlled sector is going to take on greater responsibility we need to ensure that we support them in developing the highest quality governance structures that will enable them to deliver the most proficient outcomes possible” Mr Duffy said.

“by strengthening our organisations in this way we will be strengthening both their capacity to meet our children’s needs and their survival in the long term”.

Mr Duffy will be appearing before the Commission this afternoon at Brisbane Magistrate Court, Court 17, Level 4. The Honourable Commissioner Tim Carmody will provide the Inquiry’s final report and recommendations in April 2013.

Media contact: Rachel O’Brien 07 3025 3888 or 0451047792 or at rachel.obrien@atsils.org.au