If you know a family who needs a hand coping with life’s stresses these holidays, encourage them to call 13FAMILY (13 32 64) for the right advice and support.
On 2 November 2016, Queensland Parliament passed the Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, making a number of changes to the Adoption Act 2009.
The department is reviewing its investment in placement services to plan the future of out-of-home care. The aim of the review is to ensure that the service system is responsive and focused on meeting the individual needs of children and young people.
The Queensland Government has passed new laws to deliver more tailored support to keep domestic and family violence victims and their children safe, and to strengthen police and justice responses across the state.
The Queensland Government will invest $7.8 million annually to hire 82 new permanent child safety workers to bring down caseloads and keep Queensland children safe.
From 1 July 2017, child protection mandatory reporting obligations under the Child Protection Act 1999 will be extended to include early childhood education and care professionals.
The Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services will invest $8.652 million over the next three years to better engage parents and families in making decisions about their children’s safety, belonging and wellbeing.
Supporting Families Changing Futures: Advancing Queensland’s child protection and family support reforms reports on key achievements of the 10-year reform agenda to date and sets out the priorities for next two years.
Learn new skills to raise happy, healthy children and help your family thrive. The Triple P Positive Parenting Program is now free for all Queensland parents and carers of children up to 16 years.
QFCC has released Finding out about Child Protection in Queensland, an easy-to-read information kit to help young people understand the child protection system.
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) assisted close to 7600 children in 2016, including Rose, a six-year old foster child unable to speak for herself, or at all. Find out how the OPG helped Rose to find her voice.
Family Matters has released its report into the state of child protection in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from Moreton Bay and Townsville will be the first to benefit from the First 1000 Days Australia initiative when it comes to Queensland from next year.