ECCQ has begun exploring the needs of CALD communities and families around their access and use of general family support services.
This project will engage with families to see how they can better access and participate in services that are designed to help families care for their children, and stay together.
This project is funded by the Department of Communities (Child Safety Services).
What we do
We want to hear about what services really help these families, and what organisations can do to deliver better services for migrant families. We will use this information to influence service system design and improve policy development.
We want to see if changing how information is delivered and services are designed can really make a difference to the involvement of families in early intervention and prevention services.
The project will also work with service providers to help them to be more aware of the issues faced by migrant families and the need to have a culturally competent and diverse workforce.
Our current focuses
Areas that we are currently working closely around are:
- Multicultural Child Protection Working Group (MCPWG)
- Queensland Child Protection Partnership Forum
- Resource guide for culturally and linguistically diverse clients (CALD) and child protection
- Learning Together: A project to address workforce competency and issues of access for families with a CALD background
- ‘What’s working?’ in the practice of service provision to people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds