Julie French is the Manager at Innisfail’s Community Support Centre, which provides a broad range of family and community support services, including counselling, parenting and educational programs. COVID-19 has had significant impacts on the community sector. [...]
Below you will find a list of all posts that have been categorised as "Service Type: Early Childhood and Care"
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 [...]
‘Staying the course’ has been the Treasurer’s catch cry for the 2019-20 budget, and it’s true we see few new ideas in this spend. QCOSS has asked – what is that course and we think [...]
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.
The Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) is pleased to release this report revealing the interrelated nature of poverty and disadvantage, highlighting key areas in Queensland which need to be addressed with better targeted programs, policies and investment.
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.
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 [...]
QCOSS submission to Productivity Commission’s draft report inquiry into childcare and early learning
QCOSS welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Productivity Commission's Draft Report released in July 2014.