Central Queensland Indigenous Development

Family Participation

CQID is central Queensland’s leading organisation committed to positive social change for Indigenous Australians.

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

Andrew Doyle

Andrew Doyle | CQID

My Mob

Iman & Kuku-Yalanji. My grandmother is from Palm Island and my grandfather from Woorabinda.

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Emerald

Aunty Gayle Yow-Yeh

Aunty Gayle Yow-Yeh | CQID

My Mob

Proud Darumbal Woman (Mother’s side) Proud Byellee Woman (Father’s side)

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Kitah-Lee Ritchie

Kitah-Lee Ritchie | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Nathan McAvoy

Nathan McAvoy | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Sharna Saunders

Sharna Saunders | CQID

What I do

Family Participation Facilitator
Rockhampton

Tamara Creamer

Tamara Creamer | CQID

My Mob

I am a strong Kalkadoon/Waanyi woman

What I do

Senior Manager Family Participation
Rockhampton

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