Karen Denham is the Queensland Manager for Good Shepherd for the delivery of Microfinance, including their flagship program No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS). Karen has been working in this role for over 11 years and [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Domestic and Family Violence"
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 [...]
Women in Queensland who are affected by domestic and family violence have had their voices heard with the release of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC)’s report into the Family Law System Review. The report, [...]
A guide for engaging and working with interpreters in cases of domestic and family violence, and sexual assault
This QCOSS guide provides an outline on how to engage and work with interpreters in cases of domestic and family violence, and sexual assault. The guide provides information on who an interpreter is and how [...]
To inform the Investment Management Strategy process for Neighbourhood Centres in Queensland, the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and Queensland Families and Communities Association (QFCA) facilitated five consultation forums across the state – in Brisbane, Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Cairns, and one teleconference session. 82 per cent of the 122 funded neighbourhood centres in Queensland engaged in the consultation and participation was proportionately well distributed in terms of number of funded sites, regions and localities.
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 [...]
In July 2014, QCOSS began working on the Home for Good campaign with the support of the Queensland Government. QCOSS was asked to work with 17 communities throughout Queensland to develop a unique snapshot of [...]
The 2015-16 State Budget revealed positive signs the Queensland Government is listening to the community services sector, however it is essential the sector and the community is engaged and consulted to ensure the needs of [...]