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:

Referral form

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

Emily Bickey

Emily Bickey | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Geraldine Toby

Geraldine Toby | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Gina Woodman

Gina Woodman | CQID

My Mob

Ghungalu / Darumbal

What I do

FPP NSP ASC Manager
Hervey Bay

Jacob Polzin

Jacob Polzin | CQID

My Mob

Githabul | Warwick

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Hervey Bay

Jade Ah Wong-Howland

Jade Ah Wong-Howland | CQID

What I do

Manager
Rockhampton

Jordi Tsakovic

Jordi Tsakovic | CQID

My Mob

Wulli Wulli

What I do

FWB & FPP Program Support Officer
Rockhampton

Kylie Major-Oakley

Kylie Major-Oakley | CQID

My Mob

Wangka-Yutjurru , wangkamanha, waluwarra

What I do

MCHC FWB FPP Manager
Woorabinda

Lavina Little

Lavina Little | CQID

My Mob

Wakka Wakka

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Bundaberg

Lucy Quinn

Lucy Quinn | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri / Wongaibon

What I do

ASC FPP NSP Team Leader
Bundaberg

Melissa Oth

Melissa Oth | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Manager
Rockhampton

Reasha Keato

Reasha Keato | CQID

My Mob

Wiradjuri

What I do

Family Participation Team Leader
Rockhampton

Taylor O’Grady

Taylor O’Grady | CQID

My Mob

Kabi Kabi | Childers

What I do

Team Leader
Bundaberg

Tennika Molloy Lalor

Tennika Molloy Lalor | CQID

What I do

FPP Team Leader
Emerald

Tristan Ohl

Tristan Ohl | CQID

My Mob

Teribelang Bunda

What I do

FPP FWB Team Leader
Rockhampton

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