Do you know an individual or organisation that has made a contribution to the protection of children in Queensland?
The annual Queensland Child Protection Awards provide an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the efforts, commitment and unreserved energy of many people who make a significant contribution to our community to prevent child harm and neglect.
The Awards will be presented at the launch of Child Protection Week on Thursday 29 August 2019.
Nominee Contact Details
Tick which category the nominee is being nominated for
EXPLANATION OF CATEGORIES:
1. Professional (Non-government) - Outstanding contribution to promoting child protection issues in their capacity as a professional working in the child protection (or related) field.
2. Professional (Government) - Outstanding contribution to child protection at a practice, policy or service development level within the public service.
3. Volunteer - Invaluable contributions made by volunteers working in government or non-government agencies.
4. Regional Program - Program that operates within part of, or across, a region to address some aspect of child protection.
5. Education Initiative - Development of an innovative approach, research or resource to promote child protection.
6. Youth Participation - Involvement of young people in a local activity to enhance the wellbeing of children and young people.
7. Media & Communications - An article, news story, series, publication, campaign or communications strategy that demonstrates a significant contribution to highlighting child protection issues.
8. Community Initiative - Any community operated program, initiative, event or campaign that focuses on enhancing child protection in our communities.
9. Addressing overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, children and young people in the child protection system - Outstanding contribution to addressing the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, children and young people through policy, programs or practice.
Person Making the Nomination
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.
1. Award winners will have demonstrated exceptional commitment to prevention of child harm or the promotion of the protection of children and young people.
2. Nominees’ achievements must be in accordance with the principles of the Child Protection Act 1999.
3. Nominees may undertake the nominated project/achievement as part of work-related duties or community services.
4. Nominees who accept nomination will be asked to consent to a criminal history check, child protection history check and additional checks as determined by the Child Protection Week Committee.
5. 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.
6. The judging panel reserves the right not to present an Award in a category if it feels there are no suitable submissions.
7. Nominees may be individuals, groups or agencies according to the particular Award.
If you are nominated and wish to accept nomination you will be asked to consent to a criminal history check, child safety history check and additional checks as determined by the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q. When do nominations close?
A. Nominations close at 5pm on 31May 2019.
Q. When will the awards be presented?
A. The Awards will be presented at a launch ceremony for Queensland Child Protection Week, which will be held at Parliament House on Thursday 29 August 2019. (Winners will be advised in advance).
Q. Do I need to tell the person I am nominating?
A. 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, child safety history check and additional checks as determined by the Queensland Child Protection Week Committee.
Q. Can I nominate myself?
A. 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.
Q. Can a business with operations in Queensland, but registered in another state, be nominated for an award?
A. Yes. As long as the business operation/service in Queensland is the nominated body.
Q. Can government agencies and work groups submit nominations?
A. Yes. All local and state government agencies, including work groups, are welcome to submit nominations.
Q. Can I nominate a person or group in more than one category?
A. Yes. You can nominate a person or group once in each category for which they are eligible.
Q. Can I resubmit a nomination from a previous year?
A. Yes. Providing the nomination form and content is up to date for the current nomination cycle.
Please note: Foster care recruitment, addressing cyber bullying and personal and pool safety are not specifically the focus of Child Protection Week.