Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

Kids in Care Christmas Appeal 2014

They say ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Be part of the village this Christmas and show you care by donating a gift to the Kids in Care Christmas Appeal from 19 November to 5 December.

Getting people with disability ready for the NDIS

We have funded nine organisations to deliver Participant Readiness activities across the state to help people with disability get ready for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Find out more about activities in your area and how you can get involved.

National Youth Week grants

Do you have a great idea for a National Youth Week 2015 event? Applications for grants to run activities and events to celebrate the week are now open. 

A free mobile app for young people leaving care

Sortli is a free mobile app for young people to help them think about their life after leaving the care system and plan their transition to independence.

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.

New Family and Child Connect services to help vulnerable families

As part of the Stronger Families reform program, community-based intake and referral services, known as Family and Child Connect, will assist vulnerable families to access the right services at the right time. Family and Child Connect will be supported by new Intensive Family Support services.

Talking Families — help for parents when they need it

The Talking Families campaign encourages parents and families to talk about the pressures of parenting and seek help when they need it. The campaign is part of the Queensland Government’s Stronger Families reform program.

New Stronger Families website

The Queensland Government is working to build stronger families and keep children safely at home. The new Stronger Families website is a central point for news and information relating to these reforms.

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The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services works to make our state great by strengthening connections between individuals, families and communities. We strive for improved wellbeing, safety and participation of Queenslanders by providing and investing in quality human services.