“Kids Living Safer Lives”. 24 April 2008. “Kids Living Safer Lives” Cape York Targeted Response. “Kids Living Safer Lives”. Kids Living Safer Lives in Cape York encapsulates a range of programs aimed at protecting and keeping children safe.
24 April 2008
Kids Living Safer Lives in Cape York encapsulates a range of programs aimed at protecting and keeping children safe.
Project aims to leverage existing resources by linking with and expanding on current successful activities
The underpinning sources for the Kids Living Safer Lives program have been the following precipitators:
The Cairns Indigenous Coordination Centre will fund the diverse range of crime prevention and intervention programs for the Cape York Region. Primary focus will be on preventative and integration measures to combat crime and misconduct against children and families.
The program will develop suitable and sustainable service delivery models to achieve a decrease in abuse & violence related activities by supporting community development and the establishment of family violence partnerships.
The aim of the program is to strengthen individuals and groups within Indigenous communities to report crime and violence and abuse against children and families & build capacity for positive role modelling in Indigenous Communities.
It also reflects the government’s priorities of ‘protecting ‘ our children and living in safer communities.
The Kids Living Safer Lives program will be delivered as a priority into the Welfare Reform Communities of Hope Vale, Aurukun, Coen and Mossman Gorge and also extending to Lockhart River, Pormpuraaw and Kowanyama.
The intervention and prevention strategies include;
This proactive initiative will be implemented to target existing crime problems (the physical abuse of children 0 – 4 years).
Educate parents and the wider community that rough handling can harm children
Provide an alternative to crime for children and youth. Promotion of self development and self esteem activities.
Communities isolated by weather can still support positive activities that reduce harm and crime.
This position will provide leadership, management and direction to the project and assist the community based project officer to take carriage of the local coordination of services. This position is integral to the success of the program and will work closely with the Queensland Police and program co-ordinators in the other identified programs
Placed based officer within the targeted communities to facilitate the implementation of these programs and provide a central liaison point. These positions will assist in the running of these programs in the communities and work closely with the four Welfare Reform Communities, community justice groups, welfare organisations, health clinics, schools and government employees in these communities to assist in the support of kids and families at risk.
Cape AFL will auspice the operational monies whilst at the same time be the conduit between Indigenous communities; place based service Non-Government Organisations, Australian Government and the Queensland Police Service through a place based Project Officer
Program Areas Integrated Areas
Other programs can be linked to this to enhance WOG projects which aim to improve safety, decrease crime, improve infant health and safety to assist families build a better life
Expanding Program Linkages