Supporting Families - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

Our vision

The Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program is focused on delivering the right services at the right time to support families and keep children safely at home. By implementing the reforms, our vision is that:

Queensland children and young people are cared for, protected, safe and able to reach their full potential. Queensland families and communities are empowered to become stronger, more capable, more resilient and are supported by a child and family support system that understands and respects the importance of family, community, and culture.

We are working in partnership with peak bodies, services providers and communities to deliver the best outcomes for all Queensland children and their families.

What's happening

12–14 September
7th SNAICC National Conference

15–16 September
National Foster and Kinship Carer Conference

21, 25, 26, 27 & 29 September
NAPCAN child safety workshops

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Changing Queensland's child protection laws

The Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017 has been introduced to Parliament proposing changes to the Child Protection Act to keep children safe, protected and supported to reach their full potential.

$5.35M boost for positive parenting

Triple P—Positive Parenting Program will continue to help Queensland mums and dads be the best parents they can be with free access to the program extended for another 3 years. Register today.

Record investment to boost child safety staff and improve services

We’re injecting a record $200 million over four years into the child protection system to fund 296 new child safety staff to improve practice and increase support to children, parents and carers.

Our way to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

The Queensland Government in partnership with community organisations has released a strategy and action plan outlining how we will work differently together to improve life opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

Domestic and family violence legislative changes commence

From 30 May, changes to the Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act will mean greater protection for victims and their children. The changes strengthen police and justice responses, and allow for improved information sharing between agencies.

Meeting the health care needs of children in out-of-home care

Changes have been made to make it easier for foster and kinship carers to keep children healthy and safe.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family wellbeing services rollout

The new integrated service is rolling out statewide to provide culturally responsive, community-led support to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families safely care for their children at home.

  • Young people in care have their say

    CREATE Foundation’s national survey encourages young people aged between 8 and 25 years to have their say about their care experiences. Survey closes 31 October 2017.

  • Intervening at school

    Sadly, some children are exposed to violence at home, which causes behavioural issues at school. To help them, child safety have started working with schools to address the cause and reduce the need for statutory services.

  • Info kit for professionals

    The QFCC'sinformation kit on child protection for professionals provides those working with kids and families the information they need to promote the safety, wellbeing and best interests of children.

  • Walking with dads to step towards safety for families

    Holding perpetrators of DFV to account and highlighting the harmful effects their actions have on their children are key to Walking with Dads, an intervention program showing promise in its four trial locations.

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