Child Safety services leads the Queensland Government’s responsibility for child protection and adoption services. We protect children and young people who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm, and secure their future safety and well-being.
We perform a range of support functions to nurture strong Queensland communities. The services we support and deliver benefit children, youth including young offenders, older people, volunteers, families, people experiencing homelessness and domestic and family violence. We are also the lead agency for the coordination of community recovery support and assistance. Our role includes the provision of short, medium and longer term recovery strategies and services.
We lead policy, services and programs that support people with a disability, people with a mental illness, older frail people, and their families and carers. Specialist disability services are delivered by our department and non-government service providers that we fund.
The department, through its Homelessness Programs business area, funds community organisations to provide accommodation and support services for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.
The Office for Women plays a central role in carrying out Queensland Government’s vision for the women of Queensland. Through our policy work and program delivery, we aim to promote and encourage the rights of all Queensland women – across cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and age groups. At the core of our work is the ongoing challenge to remove the barriers that stop women from fully participating in society.