Child Safety activists tell government MPs: children can't wait

Posted on May 30, 2017

On Wednesday evening, Child Safety and public service activists met with government MPs to talk about the need for more resources for Child Safety.

Activists spoke strongly about why they do the work they do – and how that work supports families in our community.

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As well as sharing vital stories about the challenges that you face in your day-to-day work, activists also talked about the solutions – more staff, more training, better resourcing for cars and technology, amongst others.

Child Safety workers, the families and children you support, and our communities across the state need a change.

We have a clear message: Queensland’s children can’t wait. We need sustainable resourcing for Child Safety – now.

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The MPs who came along to hear from your fellow Child Safety workers committed to speak to the Premier, Deputy Premier and Treasurer about the pressing need for a change in the way Child Safety is funded.

Child Safety activists also had the opportunity to speak to Minister Fentiman at length about how things can be improved within the department.

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Thanks to the great work of those activists who attended and represented members across the state! As always, we are stronger together – so if you know of any co-workers who aren’t yet union members, can you forward this email on to them and ask them to get involved?

With the state budget just two weeks away, your activists’ stories will be fresh in the minds of those who are making key decisions about funding for the department. You can see some photos from the event here.

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Thank you for the work you do. We’ll be in touch again soon.

In union,

Dee and the Together Child Safety team

P.S. Members have raised concerns with the way Mudgeeraba MP Ros Bates has subsequently represented meetings with CSSC staff to the media. Members at Mermaid Beach CSSC passed a motion asking that a media statement be released, which you can view here.

If you are concerned about how these visits have been conducted or reflect on your CSSC or Region, please contact me, or your local delegate, to discuss. Delegates will be considering a collective response later this week.

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