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We need more foster carers, like you

Foster carers come from all walks of life. It’s a special job that needs people with extraordinary hearts. View the stories of foster carer families and find out how you can become one.

National Carers Week 2017

Australia counts on carers, and National Carers Week—from 15 to 21 October—is a time to celebrate and recognise the 2.7 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend. Find out how you can get involved.

2016–17 annual report

Read about the department's achievements, the services and support we've provided to clients, and our key priorities for the year ahead.

November is Transition to Independence Month

Young people leaving care need support and guidance as they transition to life as independent adults. Find out how you can help.

Sexual Violence Awareness Month

October is Sexual Violence Awareness Month. Along with raising awareness about sexual violence, the month is an opportunity for all of us to say sexual violence will not be tolerated in our communities.

Partnering for the future—the Queensland Government and community services industry working together

Read about priorities and actions for ensuring Queensland has a progressive, high-performing community services industry, now and into the future.

This photo is of participants in the Toowoomba Together ‘Not in our club’ campaign.

2018 Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month community grants now open

Grants of up to $5,000 are now available to assist organisations to run  events, projects or activities in May 2018 to raise awareness of domestic and family violence. Applications close at midday on Friday 10 November 2017.

Queensland Women’s Week grants

Apply for grants of up to $3,000 to deliver events and activities that recognise and celebrate the achievements of Queensland women and girls. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

Everybody has a role to play – All Abilities Queensland

Watch our video about the barriers people with disability face when they are seeking employment, hear from Queenslanders with disability, share your own story, and find out how you can create a more inclusive Queensland.

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.

  • 2017 Queensland Community Recovery Forum

    Participate in our forum, on 25 October 2017, to discuss challenges and identify opportunities for building resilience in communities following natural disasters.

  • Young people in care have their say

    CREATE Foundation's national survey encourages young people aged between 8 and 25 years old to have their say about their care experiences. The survey closes on 31 October.

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.