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CHILDREN AND FAMILY CENTRE

ABOUT CHILDREN AND FAMILY CENTRE

Welcome to Ipswich Children and Family Centre. 
Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Families in Ipswich.

Ipswich Children Family Centre (CFC) are committed to providing culturally appropriate and tailored services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in the Ipswich region.


CFC offers a range of programs and resources designed to support child and parents/carers wellbeing,

promote positive child learning and development, and build parenting capacity.  

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Early Years Education:

We recognize the importance of early childhood education and its impact on a child's development. Our centre provides early years education programs that celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and foster a love for learning. Through our playgroups, children can engage in age-appropriate activities and interactive sessions that promote cognitive, social, and emotional development while incorporating cultural elements. Our dedicated educators create a nurturing and stimulating environment that honours and respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, allowing your child to explore, learn, and grow.

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Transition to School:

Preparing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children for a successful transition to school is a key focus at CFC. We understand the importance of preserving cultural identity during this pivotal stage. Our transition programs are designed to equip children with essential skills, including literacy, numeracy, social interaction, and a strong sense of cultural pride. We collaborate closely with parents, educators, and the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to ensure a seamless transition that respects and embraces cultural diversity, while supporting each child's unique journey.

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Family Support:

CFC recognize that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families face specific challenges that can benefit from culturally appropriate support. CFC supports families to access specialised and community resources. We work closely with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organizations to provide comprehensive support. Our aim is to empower families to overcome obstacles, strengthen relationships, and create a nurturing environment for their children, guided by cultural wisdom and values.

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Make a Difference:

At Ipswich Children Family Centre (CFC), we are passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.  Through strengthening cultural identity, and incorporating cultural practices into our programs, we aim to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents and caregivers to create a loving, supportive, and culturally rich environment for their jarjums. Join us on this journey and make a real difference in your jarjum’s life.

Contact CFC today to learn more about our programs, services, and how Ipswich Children Family Centre (CFC) can support you and your family. 

We look forward to partnering with you on your parenting and child development journey, honouring and celebrating our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage.

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Call us at (07) 3810 3010

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Email us:      cfc@kambuhealth.com.au

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Need help? Get in touch with our Children & Family Centre team.

85 Lobb St, Churchill QLD 4305

Phone: (07) 3810 3010

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FAQ
  • Health checks for students
    As part of our service, the Kambu Health team offers an annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Assessment (also referred to as a 715 or a Health Check). These ensure our mob is healthy, looking after themselves and that any health concerns are discussed with a GP as soon as possible.
  • Visiting service
    To ensure the best health outcomes for our children, Kambu Health offers a service conducting Health Checks in primary and secondary schools throughout the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, and west Moreton regions.
  • Where can we find the health check?
    Students can choose to have a health check at a participating school campus if they haven’t already done so at one of our clinics in the past year.
  • Who can have a school health check?
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in primary and secondary schools throughout the Ipswich, Lockyer Valley and West Moreton regions are eligible to receive a health check.
  • Does Mum, Dad, or someone else need to be at the health check?
    If your child is under the age of 15, a parent/guardian must be available to attend the appointment with your child. If your child is 15 years of age or older, they will be able to attend the appointment by themselves. But if you wish to attend on the day with your child, you will need to advise the school.
  • Who conducts the health check?
    The Health Assessment is conducted by a qualified Health Worker/Nurse and Doctor from Kambu Health.
  • What if we have our own doctor?
    If your family sees a regular GP, you can have this Health Assessment completed by them.
  • Can we have the Kambu Health GP conduct the school health assessment and then go back to our own clinic?
    By consenting to have your child’s health assessment performed by a Kambu Health GP, you are also consenting your intent to use Kambu Health as your usual health provider for your child and you agree to Kambu Health looking after most of their health needs in the next 12 months.
  • What happens during the Health Assessment?
    During the Health Assessment, a qualified Health Worker/Nurse will take your child’s waist, height, and weight measurements, conduct an eye test and take their temperature before they see the doctor.
  • Do we get a copy of the results?
    You should receive a copy of the results within two weeks of the Health Assessment. You will also be advised if your child requires a further follow-up appointment.
  • What if we need a follow-up appointment?
    If your child requires follow-up, a staff member will contact you or you will receive a letter in the mail regarding the need for a follow-up appointment.
  • What happens when the assessment is complete?
    Once the health assessment is completed for your child, you will receive an SMS asking you to give consent for this item number to be billed. You need to reply yes before Kambu Health can bill for the health assessment.
  • You get to choose which Deadly Choices shirt you would like!
    On completion or your school health check, students can choose from a range of Deadly Choices shirt. That will be a Deadly Choice!
  • Is your school interested in being part of the program?
    In line with the Deadly Choices program, IUIH and Kambu Health help coordinate school health checks with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. If your school is interested in being part of this program, contact Kambu Health via our contact us page and we’ll be in touch to discuss.
  • Need to know more?
    To learn more about Kambu Health school health checks, contact the Ipswich clinic on (07) 3810 3000. Kambu Health is committed to providing high quality health care for all our clients and our qualified team can assist with any follow-up appointments and referrals that may be required.
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