Our priorities - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Our priorities

This class of information in our publication scheme provides information about strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

Overarching priority-setting documents
Ministerial charter letters detail the Queensland Government's commitments and priorities ministers are responsible for delivering through the agencies in their portfolios.

The department’s Strategic plan 2017-2021 outlines our purpose and commitments, priorities, approach, performance and values.

Published informationSummary

Child and family

Priority: Enabling children and young people in care to thrive, and to transition successfully to adult life

Key deliverables:

  • Facilitate and implement child protection and family support reforms in collaboration with other agencies
  • Fund and support these services delivered by carers and non-government organisations
  • Facilitate implementation of these supports for children and young people in out-of-home care

Priority: Reducing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders in child protection

Key deliverable:

  • Progress the action plan to reduce the disproportionate representation in child protection and improve life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
Priority: Transforming child protection to enable children and families to maintain safety, wellbeing and belonging

Key deliverables:

  • Facilitate and implement Supporting Families, Changing Futures, in collaboration with other agencies
  • Continue to embed this practice framework
  • Deliver high-quality statutory child protection services

Priority: Preventing and responding to domestic and family violence and sexual assault

Key deliverables:

Priority: Transforming family and parenting supports so that children and families receive assistance when they need it

Key deliverable:

  • Facilitate and implement Supporting Families, Changing Futures, child protection and family support reforms in collaboration with other agencies
  • Report scheduled to be handed down in December 2017

Priority: Actioning initiatives arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other review bodies

Key deliverable:

  • Respond to relevant matters and recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other review bodies

Community inclusion, participation and resilience

Priority: Advancing strategies that enable social and economic opportunities for women, seniors, young people, people with disability, people from the LGBTI community and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

Key deliverables:

  • Implement strategies for women, seniors, young people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Establish a roundtable to inform government engagement with the LGBTI community
  • Facilitate responses to the advisory taskforce
  • Facilitate and implement the strategy, and support community hub initiatives and community development
  • Support social cohesion and inclusion initiatives, including the welcoming of refugees and migrants, through the charter
  • Coordinate implementation of the Age-friendly community action plan including the related grants program

Community services

Priority: Valuing, engaging and increasing the number of carers and volunteers

Key deliverable:

  • Continue to support community services delivered by non-government organisations
Priority: Growing capacity and capability of Queensland's community services industry and workforce Key deliverable:
  • Co-design and implement outcomes frameworks and innovative investment initiatives (including social benefit bonds)

Priority: Building social cohesion and connectedness through community action and partnerships

Key deliverables:

  • Partner with stakeholders to implement a community services strategy
  • Support social innovation and enterprise, and service improvement and integration initiatives in conjunction with non-government organisations and other partners
  • Facilitating responsive and integrated services, especially for people and places with complex and highest needs

  • This is an overarching priority to be achieved through implementation of the range of deliverables identified against each specific priority listed here.

Disability services

Priority: Supporting the transition to the NDIS during the progressive roll out across Queensland from July 2016 to June 2019

Key deliverables:

  • Lead and facilitate whole-of-government NDIS transition planning and implementation
  • Lead and facilitate the national strategy in Queensland
Priority: Continuing to deliver quality disability services as required, including providing accommodation support and respite services and quality and safeguards mechanisms Key deliverables:
Priority: Providing basic community care services for people whose needs are not intended to be met by the NDIS
  • Part 9 (Page 58) of the annual report provides the department’s performance ‘scorecard’.
  • This site provides timely and accessible performance data about the family support and child protection system.
  • Open Data is the Queensland Government’s strategy for enabling the community to use and re-use government information. The department publishes a range of data sets on the site.
  • In addition to financial information for the budget year, these statements provide information on the department’s objectives and performance.
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