Wuchopperen’s Child Wellbeing service is based at the Manoora facility and works with the Department of Child Safety, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs in matters involving Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children.
Child Wellbeing services are available in Cairns, Innisfail and the Atherton Tablelands in collaboration with the Child Safety Service Centres in each area.
CAFAKCS recruits and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers to provide placements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children requiring out of home care in accordance with the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.
Using Family Led Decision Making Frameworks and practice, convenors work with families who are involved in the Child Protection System in order to address worries that have been raised by Child Safety to ensure the safety of the children in the family’s care.
Next Step Plus is a voluntary, free service available for young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are leaving or have left care and require support to move to an independent life.
Next Steps Plus provides quick access to practical advice and support that includes:
Youth Participation Program is funded by Youth Justice to provide Family Led Decision Making processes and meetings for young people involved in the Youth Justice System in order to address worries in relation to offending and to establish goals to address these worries.
Connection Youth is another program funded by Youth Justice to provide support for young people involved in Youth Justice to connect their culture.
This is done through activities, engaging with extended family networks, camps and connecting to members of their community and family.