Reform governance - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Queensland Government)

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Reform governance

Our approach for governing the domestic and family violence reforms acknowledges that domestic and family violence is everyone’s concern.

The governance model is focused on forging strong relationships with key community, religious, sporting and business leaders who are invested in the future, and is designed to ensure reform activities occur when they are required and remain aligned with desired outcomes.

The model comprises:

Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council

The Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council provides independent oversight of the implementation of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy.

Find out more about the Implementation Council, its members, and access its meeting communiques and progress reports.

Interdepartmental CEO committee

The Child Protection and Domestic and Family Violence Interdepartmental CEO Committee (IDCC) includes chief executives of government departments with a significant implementation role in both the child protection reforms and domestic and family violence reforms.

Its dual role in overseeing both the child protection and domestic and family violence reforms reflects the close relationship between the two critical reform agendas, and will enhance collaboration across the programs to deliver the best possible outcomes for Queenslanders.

The IDCC had oversight of the development of the Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy and is responsible for:

  • driving a whole‑of‑government response to domestic and family violence
  • providing advice to Ministers and the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council
  • building partnerships with key sectors to support the implementation of reform activities.

Regional Child and Family Committees

In recognition of the linkages between domestic and family violence and children’s safety and wellbeing, Regional Child and Family Committees have been established across Queensland to:

Aligning these two priorities at the local level is critical to delivering a more connected and integrated service system for people affected by domestic and family violence.

These committees comprise key Queensland, Australian and local government representatives, as well as non-government service providers.

Where to get help

If you are in immediate danger, phone the police on Triple Zero (000).

For help and advice, call:

  • DVConnect Womensline
    1800 811 811
    24 hours, 7 days a week
  • DVConnect Mensline
    1800 600 636
    9am to 12 midnight, 7 days a week
  • Sexual Assault Helpline
    1800 010 120
    7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days a week
  • Elder Abuse Helpline
    1300 651 192
    9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

More domestic and family violence services

More women's support services 

Download the Resource pack - Domestic and family violence referral references (PDF, 368 KB)

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.