Every Child CQ is an ambitious initiative that seeks to make long term systemic change to a range of complex social issues facing the children of Central Queensland (CQ). Every Child CQ will develop a whole of community approach to improve life outcomes for kids. Based on evaluation of current data, this initiative will aim to make improvements in one or more of the key factos that impact on children in CQ communities.

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Social innovation

Improving life outcomes for Central Queensland children

We believe that all children deserve to have the best chance to reach their full potential and enjoy a happy and prosperous future. Many skilled professionals are working to help our kids thrive and we believe a collective impact approach will build on this effort to get the best results.

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CQ Youth Interagency Health Forum

Social Innovation in action

Introduction to Every Child CQ

Social innovation will take us from common goals to uncommon results

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jobless families

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low educational attainment

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teen pregnancy

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low birth weight babies

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high domestic violence and child protection rates.

Current achievements of Every Child CQ included a successful community launch, industry sponsorship by Stanwell Corporation and the appointment and commencement of the Community Leadership Board.  In 2017 a full-time Coordinator was appointed and we became an incorporated association.

Every Child CQ is premised on the belief that every adult has a responsibility to ensure that every child has the best chance to fulfil their potential. Every child – rich or poor, girl or boy, infant or teenager, in urban or rural settings. By focusing on improving the chances of every child, we disproportionately advantage those who are inherently disadvantaged.

Every Child CQ is not just a slogan – it is a Call to Action. It is a commonly important task, and it is everyone’s responsibility. Collaborative action is required, community leadership is essential and collective effort is crucial to success.

Traditional methods for solving social problems aren’t working. Those kids who suffer abuse, who live in poverty, who struggle to fit in, who have poor health, who find learning difficult, who feel like they don’t matter or who lack the adult support they need to thrive are the ones who have most to gain from this initiative.

We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country and recognise their connection to land, wind, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures, and to the Elders both past and present.