Kieran Smith

Having been with Act for Kids since 2007, Kieran started out on the frontline in Cairns and Yarrabah with what is now known as the Intensive Family Support Service.

Kieran was the recipient of the 2012 Qld Child Protection Award, Professional Non Govt for his work in establishing the safe house service in Doomadgee before going on to play a pioneering role in the development of the 2015 Qld Reconciliation Award Winning Safe House programs in the West Cape York and Gulf of Carpentaria Aboriginal communities as the SafeKIDS Director. These communities include Doomadgee, Kowanyama, Pormpuraaw, Aurukun and Napranum.

Kieran served as Act for Kids’ Regional Director for Far North Queensland for 5 years from 2013 – 2018 , during this time he led over 120 staff in varying programs including Family and Child Connect and Intensive Family Support services.

Being of Badtjala heritage and a background in Anthropology and Community Development, Kieran has a strong focus on redressing the over representation of Aboriginal children in the child protection system by integrating Child and Family services into culture and in doing so working closely with Traditional Owners and Cultural Authorities.

Kieran is a born and bred Far Northerner having lived and worked from the Torres Strait across Cape York to Doomadgee in the Gulf of Carpentaria. He has recently begun in the Brisbane based role of Director National Service Development, working with our services across the nation to see the development of more services to help more kids.

Close

Referral

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 1300 228 000

  • Drop files here or
Close

Find a centre


Select a state to tell us where you are

Close

Referral Services

If you have any questions or would like to access our free counselling and support, please call us directly to discuss or make an appointment.

Completed referral forms can be accessed from the services section on our website and email to
mail@actforkids.com.au or call 07 3850 3200

  • Drop files here or