From 1 July 2017, child protection mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Protection Act 1999 will be extended to include early childhood education and care professionals.
Expressions of interest are now open for community-controlled organisations to lead the design and delivery of new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family wellbeing services in 10 catchments across Queensland.
Young Queensland women aged 17–21 years who are transitioning from care, or have left care to live as independent adults, can now apply for a scholarship to undertake higher education studies.
A new Hope and Healing Framework will be implemented across Queensland to strengthen the quality of therapeutic and trauma-informed services provided to children and young people living in residential care, supported independent living and Safe Houses.
My Home is a new care option that places children in the tertiary system who are unable to be returned to their families, with permanent foster carers.