Awards

We hope our awards will inspire others to continue to work towards ensuring the wellbeing of our children.

Nominations for 2017 have now closed

Categories Include

Professional (Non-Government)

Outstanding contribution to promoting child protection issues in their capacity as a professional working in the child protection
(or related) field

Professional (Government)

Outstanding contribution to child protection at a practice, policy or service development level within
the public service

Volunteer

Invaluable contributions to child protection made by volunteers working in government or nongovernment agencies.

Regional Program

Program that operates within part of, or across, a region to address some aspect of child protection.

Education Initiative

Development of an innovative approach, research or resource to promote child protection.

Youth Participation

Involvement of young people in the planning of a local activity to promote child protection.

Media & Communications

Program that operates within part of, or across, a region to address some aspect of child protection.

Community Initiative

Development of an innovative approach, research or resource to promote child protection.

Addressing overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, children and young people in the child protection system

Outstanding contribution through policy, programs or practice.

Eligibility Criteria

Award winners will have demonstrated exceptional commitment to child protection Nominees achievements must be in accordance with the principles of the Child Protection Act 1999.

Nominees may undertake the nominated project/achievement as part of work-related duties or community services. Nominees who accept nomination will be asked to consent to a Criminal History Check and additional checks as determined by the Child Protection Week Committee. The judging panel reserves the right to change the category under which the nomination is being considered if the submission is deemed to be more appropriate to another category. The judging panel reserves the right not to present an Award in a category if it feels there are no suitable submissions. Nominees may be individuals, groups or agencies according to the particular Award

Selection Guidelines

To complete your Award nomination, please respond briefly to at least two of the following selection criteria. Please limit your response to 500 words. Supporting material such as photographs, brochures, etcetera, may be submitted, but is not required.

  • Achievement– Successful implementation of a significant local or Queensland-wide project, leading to improved provision of services for child protection.
  • Durability– Implementation of strategies which enhanceQueensland as a state that is committed to protecting children from abuse and neglect.
  • Community involvement– Successful engagement of communities towards making a sustained and positive impact on children’s lives, through innovative public awareness campaigns and community activities.
  • Collaboration– Working with other government or non-government agencies to achieve successful outcomes for the protection and wellbeing of children.
  • Understanding– Advancing the understanding of child protection issues within Queensland. Innovation -Implementing new and creative ways to protect children and young people.

FAQ

When do nominations close?

Nominations close at 5pm on 29 May 2017.

When will the awards be presented?
The Awards will be presented at a launch ceremony for Queensland Child Protection Week, which will be held at Parliament House on Thursday 31 August 2017. (Winners will be advised in advance).
Do I need to tell the person I am nominating?
Yes, you must obtain the permission of the person, business or organisation you are nominating.? You must also verify that the details of the nomination are true and correct with the person, business or organisation you are nominating. If a person is nominated and wishes to accept nomination they will be asked to consent to a Criminal History Check and additional checks as determined by the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee.
Can I nominate myself?
Yes, self-nominations are encouraged. You can either nominate yourself or an organisation, individual, school or other educational institution, government agency, business or media outlet that you work for or is known to you.
Can a business with operations is Queensland, but registered in another state, be nominated for an award?
Yes. As long as the business operation/service in Queensland is the nominated body.
Can government agencies and work groups submit nominations?
Yes. All local and state government agencies, including work groups, are welcome to submit nominations.
Can I nominate a person or group in more than one category?

Yes. You can nominate a person or group once in each category for which they are eligible.

Can I resubmit a nomination from a previous year?
Yes. Providing the nomination form and content is up to date for the current nomination cycle.

Nominations for 2017 have now closed