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.

Published informationSummary


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.

Child and family reforms

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

Child safety - Our performance

The Our Performance site provides timely and accurate child protection performance data.

Community care services

Services that help you stay and home and in your community.

Community recovery support reforms

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.

Ministerial Charter Letters

The Ministerial Charter Letters detail the Queensland Government's commitments and priorities ministers are responsible for delivering through the agencies within their ministerial portfolio.

Multicultural affairs

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.

Open Data

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.

Prevention of domestic violence

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's transition to National Disability Insurance Scheme

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.

Queensland Disability Plan

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.

Queensland Youth Strategy

This strategy is in development - to be delivered in 2016.  See Our services to access information on youth support services.


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.

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan outlines how the department will support the development of fair, cohesive and vibrant communities in Queensland.

The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services satisfaction survey

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

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.