Additional workshops are now available across the state for early childhood education and care professionals to prepare them for their new role as mandatory reporters from 1 July 2017.
The department is providing new, additional payments to foster and kinship carers to help with the cost of early childhood education and care programs.
Sharna, Susu and Jennifer are among the first fifty recipients of the new Care2Achieve scholarships that help young women leaving care to further their education.
The department and placement service providers have jointly developed a new framework that will ensure a consistent approach to providing out-of-home care to children and young people, regardless of their care arrangements.
PeakCare is working with residential care services to implement the Hope and Healing Framework. The framework will improve therapeutic and trauma-informed services provided to children and young people living in residential care.
Family and Child Connect opens in the Mount Isa/Gulf catchment in March 2017, giving vulnerable families access to the help they need to safely care for their children at home.
The new integrated service is rolling out statewide to provide culturally responsive, community-led support to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families safely care for their children at home.
The Queensland Government will invest $3 million in new measures aimed at ensuring children in care have the same educational opportunities as their peers and are supported in early education.
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.
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.
Our popular Charter of Rights booklets for children and young people in care have been updated. Kids Rights is for children aged 4–8 years, and My Journey in Care is for young people aged 9–15 years, who come into care.
NAPCAN is holding a statewide year-long roadshow of free workshops to help educate the community on how people can play their part to keep children safe.
Brisbane FaCC is seeing much success supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to care for their children safely at home. Find out how their culturally appropriate services help.
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.