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.

You are here:

  1. Supporting Families

Supporting Families

Meeting the health care needs of children in out-of-home care

Changes have been made to make it easier for foster and kinship carers to keep children healthy and safe.

Additonal workshops for early childhood education professionals

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.

Helping with the cost of early childhood education

The department is providing new, additional payments to foster and kinship carers to help with the cost of early childhood education and care programs.

Care2Achieve scholarships announced

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.

Working together to improve life outcomes for young people in care

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.

Getting residential care services ready to implement the Hope and Healing Framework

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 to open in Mount Isa/Gulf

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.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family wellbeing services rollout

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.

$3 million early education boost for children in care

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. 

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.

An asterisk (This field is required) indicates a required field.

Subscribe to e-news

Sign up to receive the latest news and information about the reforms.

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.