February 2014 Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability ServicesMap of Catchment



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GOLD COAST

Stocktake of Family Support Services


in Queensland

(Implementation of Recommendation 5.1 from the Queensland Government’s Response to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry final report: Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection, December 2013)

February 2014

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability ServicesMap of Catchment

Please refer to Appendix 1 for a full list of Statistical Areas (Level 2) within this catchment.


Gold Coast catchment area


The Gold Coast catchment includes the Nerang Child Safety Service Centre, Labrador Child Safety Service Centre and the Mermaid Beach Child Safety Service Centre.

Gold Coast catchment profile


On 30 June 2012, it was estimated there were 512,302 people residing within the Gold Coast catchment area. This represented approximately 11% of the estimated resident population of Queensland (4,565,529 people). The estimated number of children aged 0-17 years was 108,034 people (approximately 10% of the Queensland population of children aged 0-17 years).

The population of people who identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander in Gold Coast as at 30 June 2012 was 5,861 (1.2% of the total population in the catchment). In Queensland, the population of people who identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander was 155,824 (3.6% of the total population).


Service provision for families – Gold Coast Catchment


Total investment in the Gold Coast catchment is $39,955,709 for services funded by both the Queensland Government and the Australian Government. The service delivery breakdown in Gold Coast is outlined below.

Summary of services for South Gold Coast

      1. Tertiary Family Support services


State Government funded services:

  • Total investment (per annum): $584,820

  • Total number of services: 3

  • Average investment per service (per annum): $194,940

Funding Agency

Organisation/ Legal Entity

Service Name/ Provider

Target Group/ Service users/ Service focus

Suburb

Funding 2012/13 actual (per annum)

DCCSDS - Child Safety

The Benevolent Society

Benevolent Society - Gold Coast Family Intervention Service

Support Services

Nerang

$195,648

DCCSDS - Child Safety

The Benevolent Society

Benevolent Society - Beenleigh Family Intervention Service

Support Services

Nerang

$117,385

DCCSDS - Child Safety

Griffith University

Griffith University - The Family Interaction Program

Support Services

Southport

$271,787
      1. Intensive Family Support services


State Government funded services:

  • Total investment (per annum): $6,218,215

  • Total number of services: 7

Average investment per service (per annum): $888,316
Funding Agency

Organisation/ Legal Entity

Service Name/ Provider

Target Group/ Service users/ Service focus

Suburb

Funding 2012/13 actual (per annum)

DCCSDS - Child Safety

ACT For Kids

ACT for Kids Intensive Family Support Service Gold Coast

Family Support

Burleigh Heads

$2,514,863

DCCSDS - Community Services

The Corporation Of The Trustees Of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese Of Brisbane

Men's Perpetrator Behaviour Change Program

Domestic Violence

Clear Island Waters

$264,056

DCCSDS - Community Services

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc

DVPC Inc Helping Out Families Program Gold Coast

Domestic Violence

Confidential

$633,733

DCCSDS - Child Safety

ACT For Kids

Act for Kids Family Support Service Gold Coast (RAI)

Family Support

Labrador

$686,297

DCCSDS - Child Safety

ACT For Kids

ACT for Kids Family Support Alliance Gold Coast

Support Services

Labrador

$448,895

DCCSDS - Community Services

Domestic Violence Prevention Centre Gold Coast Inc

Domestic Violence Regional Service Gold Coast

Domestic Violence

Southport

$1,385,631

Justice and Attorney-General

Gold Coast Community Legal Centre & Advice Bureau Inc

Community Legal Services Program

Legal assistance services for vulnerable and disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Southport

$284,740

Australian Government funded services:

  • Total investment (per annum): $2,865,135

  • Total number of services: 2

  • Average investment per service (per annum): $1,432,568

Funding Agency

Organisation/ Legal Entity

Service Name/ Provider

Target Group/ Service users/ Service focus

Suburb

Funding 2012/13 actual (per annum)

Department of Health

Primary Care Gold Coast Limited

Gold Coast Medicare Local

PIR aims to support people with severe and persistent mental illness with complex needs and their carers and families, by getting multiple sectors, services and supports they may come into contact with (and could benefit from) to work in a more collaborative, coordinated and integrated way.

Burleigh Waters

$1,574,785

Department of Health

Primary Care Gold Coast Limited

Gold Coast Medicare Local

ATAPS is a targeted program designed to increase the capacity of Medicare Locals to give priority to hard to reach groups who continue to miss out on Medicare subsidized psychological services under Better Access. These include: people who are less able to pay fees; culturally and linguistically diverse communities; people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and people in rural and remote locations. The program has dedicated funding to provide innovative services to people who have self-harmed or attempted suicide or are at risk of suicide, Indigenous people, children and their families and women with perinatal depression.

Burleigh Waters

$1,290,350
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