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.

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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.

Changing futures through the Empowering Families Innovation Grants

Applications are open for the Empowering Families Innovation Grants, which aims to ignite game-changing ideas and solutions to help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children safe, well and connected to family, culture and country.

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.

Additonal workshops for early childhood education professionals

Additional workshops are now available across the state for early childhood education and care professionals to prepare them for their new role as mandatory reporters from 1 July 2017.

Care2Achieve scholarships announced

Sharna, Susu and Jennifer are among the first fifty recipients of the new Care2Achieve scholarships that help young women leaving care to further their education.

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.

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