GAPDL Communities for Children is part of the Family Support Program (FSP) which provides prevention and early intervention programs to families with children up to 12 years, who are at risk of disadvantage and who remain disconnected from childhood services. The initiative is delivered by GAPDL in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

The C4C program aims to improve opportunities for children in disadvantaged communities, including child protection and development through targeted approaches to vulnerable families on issues of:




Communication, and

Participation in the broader community.

GAPDL C4C works in partnership with local agencies, businesses and the community to create positive and sustainable outcomes for children aged 0 to 12 years. As the Facilitating Partner for Communities for Children in Gladstone Region, we are responsible for the contract management and funding of local C4C projects and programs. Some of these include:

123 Magic and Emotion Coaching

Baby Makes 3

Circle of Security Parenting Education and Support Program

Play2Learn Community Based Supported Playgroup

Love and Learning Program – The Pyjama Foundation

Australian Breastfeeding Association

Playgroup Queensland

If you would like more information about the Communities for Children program, please contact us. 

4680 Child and Family Centre

Click here to learn more about our 4680 Child and Family Centre.


C4C Programs

Click here to learn more about our programs.


C4C Events

Click here to see our Communities for Children Calendar of events.


Our Vision

‘Living, learning and growing together for stronger families and stronger futures.’ As a community we want to empower families to function more effectively, advocating that parents and carers have the most critical role to play in their children’s health, well-being and education.

We aim to ensure people have access to the necessary support networks that will help them by detect and act on crises before they happen by developing a shared responsibility for vulnerable families and children.

By sharing knowledge, coordinated service delivery and working collaboratively over the long-term we can achieve sustainable futures which continue to build strong connections and relationships between family and children’s services and their clients.

GAPDL Communities for Children would like to acknowledge and thank its Program Partners for their continued commitment and support.