Our vision

The Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program is focused on delivering the right services at the right time to support families and keep children safely at home. By implementing the reforms, our vision is that:

Queensland children and young people are cared for, protected, safe and able to reach their full potential. Queensland families and communities are empowered to become stronger, more capable, more resilient and are supported by a child and family support system that understands and respects the importance of family, community, and culture.

We are working in partnership with peak bodies, services providers and communities to deliver the best outcomes for all Queensland children and their families.

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Connect families with the right support

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.

Changes to Queensland's adoption laws

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.

Out-of-Home Care Reform Initiative

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.

Greater protection for domestic and family violence victims and their children

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.

$7.8 million for more child safety workers

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.

Child protection mandatory reporting obligations for early childhood professionals

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.

New investment in collaborative family decision making

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.

Advancing Queensland’s child protection and family support reforms

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.

Free parenting program for all Queensland mums and dads

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.

  • Help young people understand child protection

    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.

     

  • OPG provides a voice for children

    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 releases inaugural report

    Family Matters has released its report into the state of child protection in Australia for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

  • Queensland kids to receive 1000 days of support

    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.

     

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