Family Participation Program 

The Family Participation Program (FPP) provides a voluntary, culturally safe and quality service, independent from Child Safety.                                            


FPP Aim

Kambu FPP aims to increase family and community participation in child protection decision making, so that together we can actively:

  • Reduce the number of our kids coming into care
  • Reduce the length of time our kids stay in care
  • Increase the number of our kids going home to family
  • Increase safety and connection for our children and young people

 

FPP Purpose

      To provide an independent, voluntary and culturally safe service to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families who are currently involved with Child Safety.

      To support families to exercise their right to self determination

      To support families to have authority and active and meaningful participation in Child Safety decisions that affect their life.

      To facilitate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Led Decision Making (ATSIFLDM) processes

      Provide opportunity for families to have VOICE & CHOICE when planning for their children's care and protection needs

      Assist families to identify partnerships between family members, community and services that can support them to keep their children safe, cared for, connected and living with family.

 

Who can access our service?

Children and young people under the age of 18 years.

Families currently working with Ipswich North, Ipswich South &/or Springfield Child Safety Service Centre.



How can I access the service?

Your family will need to be referred to our service before we can work with you.


Child Safety may ask whether you would like to be referred to our service, you have a choice - you can consent or decline.

Self-refer by phone, email or walk in. Ask the Child Safety Officer or Cultural Practice Advisor that works with you to refer your

family to our program.


A family must provide consent before we will accept referral.



How to contact the FPP:

Open: Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm

 

Address: 27 Roderick Street, IPSWICH, QLD 4305

Phone: (07) 3810 3000 *Option 3

Email: fpp@kambuhealth.com.au


What is an Independent Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person (IP)?

Your family has the right to have an IP present to support your family when working with Child Safety to make important decisions about your child. You can change who your IP is at any time.

You might ask someone to be your IP if they:

·   Represent your child's family, community or mob

·    Are an important person in your child's life; and

·    Can speak about culture in relation to your child or family


An IP does not need to hold a blue card.

 

 
The Five Elements of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle