Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland
2. Recognises that the decisions made during litigation fundamentally affect the basic human right of a child or young person to live with his or her family
3. Acknowledges that families have primary responsibility for the upbringing, protection and development of their children
4. Acknowledges that the State has responsibility for the protection of children and young people where it is not possible for families to do so, and that this responsibility should be ercised in the least intrusive way possible in the circumstances
5. Ensures that decisions and actions are guided by the best interests of the child or young person involved >br /> 6. Gives effect to the rights of children, young people, their families and their carers to be kept informed of and participate in decisions that affect them, and to have their views considered in decision making
7. Is open, fair, and respects the rights of the people who are affected by decisions
8. Acknowledges and respects the importance of family and cultural ties, and gives proper consideration to placing children and young people with kin
9. Respects the distinct roles of the different professionals involved, while promoting collaboration and a focus on the best interests of the child or young person 10. Works to minimise the impact of systems abuse on children, young people and their families
Family Law Practitioners Association
The Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA) is Queensland’s leading industry body representing those who work in family law – solicitors, barristers, social workers, psychologists, members of the judiciary and associated fields.
What our organisation does:
- Keeps members informed – our website, newsletter and events provide up to date news and information
- Develops the skills of DR practitioners – we have lots of CPD offerings
- Establishes and supports state and regional Chapters and special interest groups – DR practitioners come together to connect, network and learn
- Provides high quality mediation training and accreditation
- Promotes the use of mediation and DR – DR can help prevent, manage and resolve conflict and disputes in business, workplaces, families and communities
- Provides a voice for DR practitioners in public discussion about DR – we gather and represent members’ views
- Provides an up to date listing of mediators and other DR practitioners – on this website, look for these in Resolving a Dispute
- Administers building and construction industry payment disputes and domain name disputes in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania
- Assists organisations to develop effective dispute resolution processes.
Attorney General's Department
This requirement applies to anyone wanting to file an application with a family law court. It also includes those seeking changes to an existing parenting order.