Indigenous Child Protection Services

The aim for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection service delivery in Queensland is to ensure accessibility, cultural appropriateness and responsiveness across the child protection continuum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

To assist with achieving this aim, the department funds Indigenous organisations to deliver Family Support Services and Recognised Entity Services.

Family Support Services are funded to resource and directly assist families through practical support that results in children not having to enter the statutory system. This program places an emphasis on early intervention approaches with families that are vulnerable or at risk of entering the child protection system.

Recognised Entity Services are funded to actively participate in decisions made by Child Safety Services regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people throughout each phase of the statutory child protection system.

Further information

For further information regarding Indigenous Child Protection Services, please contact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Reforms Unit.

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