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Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Family Participation

CQID helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander families who want a say when their kids are connected to the Department of Child Safety.

This service is available in:

  • Rockhampton
  • Bundaberg
  • Emerald
  • Gladstone
  • Hervey Bay
  • Longreach
  • Woorabinda

Helping your family and kids connect to community and culture

If there are worries or decisions about your kids, we can help make sure your rights are protected, that you have all the relevant information and that your voice is heard.

Our Family Participation team helps Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to develop their own action plans, to keep their kids safe and connected to family and culture.

We’ll help you come up with a plan that will work for you and your kids, and we’ll help you get support to make your plan a success.

We have a lot of experience supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. Our knowledge of rules and processes will help take the stress out of problems.

Our goal is to help our mob keep kids safe with family.

Who is this service for?

If you have worries about losing your kids, you can self-refer, ask the Department of Child Safety to refer you to CQID, or the Department of Child Safety may refer you directly.

We can also help you get your kids back with family.

Referral

You can self-refer by:

Self referral

Refer someone

We help our mob keep kids safe with family

  • Giving you the knowledge
  • Empowering you to make a plan that will work
  • Supporting you to decide for your own kids
  • Friendly guidance from your own mob

Meet our Family Participation team

Bernadette Thomas

Bernadette Thomas | CQID

My Mob

Tharrkari | Western Australia

What I do

Facilitator Family Participation Program
Hervey Bay

Brittany Cheel

Brittany Cheel | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Bywa Crane

Bywa Crane | CQID

My Mob

Laugau Yurra of the Samu, Dhangal and Koedhal tribes/ Iman Woman

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Emerald

Carol Ross

Carol Ross | CQID

My Mob

Kairi and Gangulu | Springsure, Biloela and Moura Regions

What I do

Family Participation Team Leader
Rockhampton

Donna Staudinger

Donna Staudinger | CQID

My Mob

Darumbal | Rockhampton

What I do

Facilitator Family Participation
Rockhampton

Emma Lennox

Emma Lennox | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Community Manager
Rockhampton

Gina Woodman

Gina Woodman | CQID

What I do

Team Leader
Hervey Bay

Jade Ah Wong-Howland

Jade Ah Wong-Howland | CQID

What I do

Senior Facilitator
Rockhampton

Jewel Pope

Jewel Pope | CQID

My Mob

Wakka Wakka - Mulinjali

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Bundaberg

Jordi Tsakovic

Jordi Tsakovic | CQID

My Mob

Wulli Wulli | NSW

What I do

Program Support Officer
Rockhampton

Kathy Sullivan

Kathy Sullivan | CQID

My Mob

Gooreng Gooreng/Taribelang/Kabi Kabi Women

What I do

Community Manager
Bundaberg

Kitah-Lee Ritchie

Kitah-Lee Ritchie | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Leanne Field-Hamson

Leanne Field-Hamson | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Executive Officer Quality and Training
Central Region

Lee Mallyon

Lee Mallyon | CQID

My Mob

Wakka Wakka | Gayndah

What I do

Family Participation IA Facilitator
Hervey Bay

Lousynda Jeffrey

Lousynda Jeffrey | CQID

My Mob

Wulwulam

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Gladstone

Madeleine Gooda

Madeleine Gooda | CQID

What I do

Team Leader/ Community Lead
Woorabinda

Maree Simon

Maree Simon | CQID

My Mob

Biripi | Taree

What I do

Community Manager
Hervey Bay

Mary-Ann Lammermoor

Mary-Ann Lammermoor | CQID

My Mob

Yirendali | Hughenden

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Nadine Payne

Nadine Payne | CQID

My Mob

Yaegl/Bundjalung | Northern Rivers NSW

What I do

Community Manager
West Region

Reasha Keato

Reasha Keato | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri/Aurabakal

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Savannah Daley

Savannah Daley | CQID

My Mob

Juru

What I do

Family Participation Team Leader
Rockhampton

Sheridan Thompson

Sheridan Thompson | CQID

My Mob

Goreng Goreng | Gladstone

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Gladstone

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