Talk it Up – Young Parents and Child Protection

In 2013 the Youth Advocacy Centre ran a series of workshops with young parents called ‘Talk it Up’ Young Parents, Child Protection and Advocacy.  The workshops were delivered in partnership with: Brisbane Youth Service – Centre for Young Families; Zig Zag Women’s Resource Centre; Young Parents Program and the CREATE Foundation Queensland.

The aim of those workshops was to inform young parents and prospective parents of their legal rights and responsibilities within the Child Protection system.

The content was delivered in an interactive style with a focus on the participants developing advocacy skills so they can support themselves and their peers with interactions within the Child Protection system.

This video, produced from the workshops. gives tips and advice to young parents about how to deal with the child protection system.


Here is a post card which gives contact details for agencies who can help.

Postcard  Postcard – Back Page

Please feel free to use our boardgame resource below.  A fun educational tool for young parents:

Click here to print boardgame

Click here to print the questions and chance cards


Being in care – making decisions and changes

Care Agreements

Child Protection and the Childrens Court

Family Contact – Information for Parents

Having your say in court

Intervention with parental agreement

QCAT children and young people matters – how to appeal against a decision by Child Safety

What is SCAN? information for parents

What is a separate representative?

What is a social assessment report?

What are your rights in care

What to expect when you go to court

When Child Safety visits your home

Support Service Case – information for parents



Raising children – Newborns

Raising children – Babies

Raising children – Toddlers