Non-government organisations work in partnership with Child Safety Services to deliver services or programs to children, young people and families throughout Queensland.
The aim of working in partnership with non-government organisations across Queensland is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people who need, or are at risk of needing, protection and require an out-of-home placement and/or support services to meet their protective and care needs.
An intended outcome of our partnership with non-government organisations is to prevent children entering or re-entering the child protection system, maintain the child's relationship with their family and community, and achieve a sense of belonging either through safe reunification or through the provision of stable, quality care.
We work in collaboration with partner representative networks and peak bodies to provide peer advocacy, systems advocacy, policy input and specific operational input.
Placement services, also known as alternative care or out-of-home care services, provide places and support for children and young people who are unable to live at home.
The aim for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection service delivery in Queensland is to ensure accessibility, cultural appropriateness and responsiveness across the child protection continuum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
The primary aim of Intensive Family Support is to improve the safety and wellbeing of children, young people and their families to prevent entry or re-entry into the statutory child protection system or to re-unite children in the statutory system with their families if it is safe to do so.
Support services provide assistance to children, young people and families who are referred by Child Safety Services for a range of interventions that focus on the assessed needs of children and families.