It has been five years since Commissioner Tim Carmody QC handed down his findings into the child protection system in Queensland and set out a 10 year reform agenda to protect some of those most [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Cohort: Children 0-5"
Every child and young person deserves a healthy, safe upbringing with the opportunity to be well educated, and to feel pride in their culture and identity. QCOSS is proud to one of 20+ organisations and individuals [...]
The Rural and Remote Workforce Initiative aims to provide additional study support to early childhood education and care educators in priority rural and remote areas of Queensland to gain approved early childhood qualifications. The Initiative has three separate but integrated elements, including the Rural and Remote Early Childhood Teacher [...]
Strengthening our Place is a partnership between the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) and the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS). Strengthening our Place is a place-based initiative now in the third and final [...]
The Smith Family is a national independent children’s charity that has existed in Australia since the 1920’s. Queensland’s branch of The Smith Family is headed up by General Manager, Alan Le May who describes the [...]
QCOSS submission to the Parliamentary Committee on the proposed Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill
In undertaking our work, we partner with organisations across the sector and indeed around the country through the COSS network. In relation to child and family services we work closely with the two peak bodies in Queensland [...]
QCOSS’ Emerging Voices project is designed to engage passionate individuals and facilitate opportunities for them to influence and change Queensland’s social and economic policy agenda. Established in 2015, the project continues to provide a targeted [...]
On 23 June QCOSS and Centacare hosted a half-day workshop on multicultural inclusion in the Cairns region. The workshop was well attended and focused on important discussions regarding ‘unconscious bias’, and the importance of increasing uptake and quality of engagement with interpreters.
Focused on achieving the goal of increased participation in ECEC, the EMBRACE team organised the Embracing Cultural Diversity in Early Childhood Conference, held in Brisbane on 17 and 18 November 2015.
Despite early childhood being the most formative years of a person's life, inequity in terms of structural barriers, a lack of consideration for diverse family structures and cultures as well as underfunding is affecting the ability for some children in Australia to participate in this crucial time of learning.