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Link-Up (Qld) provides services to individuals, families or communities who have been affected by past Australian Government removal policies and practices, including separation through adoption, fostering, removal or institutionalisation. Reunion services are available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 18.  Link-Up (Qld) prioritises service delivery to first generation clients.

 

Link-Up (Qld) provides a professional, sensitive, culturally appropriate tracing and reunion service to members of the Stolen Generations in Queensland. Our Caseworkers and Research Officers research all kinds of records to identify and locate your family members. The research process can take anywhere from several months to years depending on your individual case. Throughout the Link-Up journey, our Caseworkers will be in regular contact, and our Counsellors are available whenever you wish to have a yarn.

 

All Link-Up (Qld) staff value and respect your privacy and trust, and manage your journey with the utmost confidentiality.

 

 We provide the following services:

 

Family history research and family tracing to locate family 

members for the purpose of reunion  

 

Assistance for family reunions, return to country, community or 

graveside reunion

 

Social and emotional support before, during and after a reunion

 

Healing activities e.g. healing camps, support groups,

counselling, digital story telling, art and music therapy

 

Referals to other agencies

 

Community events and education sessions

       

      We can’t help you with:

       

      Family tracing, family tree research or proof of Aboriginality

      for people other than Link-Up Stolen Generations clients and      

      their Aboriginality has been established.  

           

      Native title, land rights, compensation or reparations claims


      Financial assistance outside our core business services     

         

      Locating missing persons


      Relocation


      Funeral expenses, including gravestones and monuments


      More than one reunion
              

       

       

       

      Useful Resources

       

      Intake Kit, forms, reports, links to related organisations and more.

       

               National Contacts

       

                 Queensland Contacts

      Want to know more?

       

      Contact Us and one of our friendly staff will talk to you about whether you are eligible to become a Link-Up (Qld) client.

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      Eligibility

       

      To be eligible for Link-Up services, you must be :-

       

      Over the age of 18 years;

       

      Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Descent;

       

      Experienced (or be a descendant of someone who has experienced)

      separation from family and community due to forcible removal, adoption, fostering or institutionalisation due to past government policies or practises.

       

       

      Right to complain

       

      Clients have the right to raise their concerns with the relevant

      funding body or a complaints agency, if they are not satisfied with the organisation's course of action. 

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