This class of information in our publication scheme provides information about strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.
Adoption is a way to provide a permanent family for children who, for various reasons, cannot live with their birth family. The legal adoption process establishes a permanent parent-child relationship between a child and his or her adoptive parents. Adoption also removes the legal relationship between the child and his or her birth parents and extended family. A review of the Adoption Act 2009 (Qld) is currently underway.
The Queensland Government has committed to building a new child and family support system over the next 10 years that will have a greater focus on supporting families to provide a safe and secure home for their children
The Our Performance site provides timely and accurate child protection performance data.
A recent review of how community recovery services are delivered has identified a number of ways to better target assistance to people in the greatest need after a natural disaster, make it easier for people to access Community Recovery, reduce red tape and also to stop fraud.
The Ministerial Charter Letters detail the Queensland Government's commitments and priorities ministers are responsible for delivering through the agencies within their ministerial portfolio.
The Queensland Government is promoting Queensland as a united, harmonious and inclusive community that fosters an environment of opportunity for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Priorities include establishing a Multicultural Queensland Charter and a Multicultural Queensland Advisory Council and leading actions and policy that will implement the principles of the charter.
The department publishes datasets on the Open Data portal. Open Data is the Queensland Government’s strategy for enabling use and re-use of government information by the community.
A priority of the Government is developing a Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy and a response to the Report from the Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland. It also publishes a range of related information and resources to support Queenslanders.
Queensland is developing a plan for how we transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). From 1 July 2016 eligible Queenslanders with a disability will start entering the scheme.
The Queensland Disability Plan sets out how the Queensland Government will ensure a successful transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme and ensure mainstream services and communities are accessible and inclusive for Queenslanders with disability, their families and carers.
The Measuring satisfaction site presents data collected by service providers that undertook consumer and carer satisfaction data collection.
The Queensland Government is committed to reforming the way government engages and contracts with the social services sector.
This strategy is in development - to be delivered in 2016. See Our services to access information on youth support services.
The Communities Legislation (Funding Red Tape Reduction) Amendment Act 2014 (the amending Act) reduces and simplifies the department’s existing funding laws to remove unnecessary red tape while retaining essential safeguards.
The department leads the delivery of initiatives to support Queensland seniors, including a one-stop shop to access information about services essential to them, taskforce on the residential transition for aging Queenslanders (view monthly communiques) of the Social Service Performance and Reform Program, and fair pensioner concessions.
The Strategic Plan outlines how the department will support the development of fair, cohesive and vibrant communities in Queensland.
The stakeholder satisfaction survey measures stakeholder satisfaction and identifies areas of success and potential improvement in engagement with stakeholders and service delivery.
The vision of the government’s Queensland Women’s Strategy is to achieve a Queensland community that respects women, embraces gender equality and promotes and protects the rights, interests and wellbeing of women and girls.
The Queensland Government is engaging with young people and youth services to provide social and economic opportunities for young Queenslanders, including through development of the Queensland Youth Strategy