Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Child Safety Services

Transition to Independence Month (November)

Each year, more than 400 young people leave care to live independently — a daunting challenge for those without family support. The aim of Transition to Independence Month is to raise awareness that young people need support and guidance as they transition to independence.

  • $2.5 million for after-care services

    As part of the Stronger Families Reform Program, funding is available for after-care services to assist young people up to the age of 21 who left care after their 15th birthday. Applications close on Monday 17 November.

  • $406M for child protection reforms

    The Queensland Government will inject $406 million over the next five years into revitalising the state’s child protection system and better supporting vulnerable children and their families.

  • Is there room in your life to foster a child?

    Foster carers are everyday people who open their homes and hearts to help children and young people in need. Do you have room in your life to foster a child?

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