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  • Consultation for the review of the Child Protection Act 1999

    8 February 2016

    Help design a new child protection legislation framework that supports families and protects children by attending one of the community forums on the review of the Child Protection Act 1999.

  • Review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009

    8 February 2016

    The department is undertaking a public consultation for the review of the operation of the Adoption Act 2009. The review will ensure that adoption practice in Queensland is supported by a contemporary legislative framework.

  • Seniors Week subsidies

    30 January 2016

    Queensland organisations are invited to apply for subsidies up to $1,000 to hold events and activities during Seniors Week, which will be celebrated from 13 to 21 August 2016. Applications open on 1 February and close 31 March.

  • Family and Child Connect now available in Brisbane

    27 January 2016

    Family and Child Connect services are now available across Brisbane, giving vulnerable families  access to the help they need to safely care for their children at home.

  • Celebrate Queensland Women’s Week 7-13 March

    18 January 2016

    It’s time to celebrate the achievements of Queensland women and girls. Find out about events in your community and other ways you can take part in the inaugural Queensland Women’s Week.

  • Have your say on Queensland: an age-friendly community

    15 January 2016

    We are looking for ideas on how Queenslanders can work together to make our state a place that welcomes, values and supports people of all ages, especially older people. Make sure you have your say now. 

  • Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 under review

    14 January 2016

    The Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 is being reviewed to ensure it provides an effective and efficient legislative framework that protects victims, holds perpetrators accountable and supports the broader systemic reforms being implemented as part of the government’s response to the Taskforce report. Have your say now by completing the survey.

  • A video introduction to the framework for practice

    11 December 2015

    A new e-learning video is now available for practitioners who work with families and children to acquaint themselves with the foundational elements of the department’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children Framework for Practice.

  • Stay connected during storm and cyclone season

    2 December 2015

    Wherever you are in our great state, access up-to-date disaster information by following @RecoveryQld on Twitter, downloading the Self Recovery App, and visiting the Queensland Government’s disasters and emergencies website.

  • Trust your instinct

    11 September 2015

    Domestic and family violence takes many forms and can sometimes have fatal consequences. If you are concerned someone you know is being abused, don't let your concern become regret. Trust your instinct - call DV Connect on 1800 811 811.

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