TAIHS.. More than
a health service.
TAIHS Recognised Entity extends across a large geographical area from Townsville to Ingham, west to Hughenden, south to Clermont, north to Bowen and includes Palm Island. The service is delivered from the Townsville office and all positions in the Recognised Entity are ‘identified’ as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander positions.
TAIHS Recognised Entity (RE) operates in accordance with the Child Protection Act 1999. Under the Act, the department must consult with Recognised Entity when making decisions about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. RE staff provide cultural advice to the department to support decision-making processes at all points of the child protection system, including Intake; Investigation and Assessment; Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN); Court Support; Case Planning; and Placement.
The RE's core principal is the safety and wellbeing of the child.
The Program is staffed by a Program Manager, Senior Cultural Practitioner, Senior Practitioner, a team of Child Protection Advisors, and administrative staff.
The program is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services