Changes have been made to make it easier for foster and kinship carersto keep children healthy and safe.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how the court reforms are strengthening the child protection system and allowing better support for children and families.
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.
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.