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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Celebrate Child Protection Week 2016

From 4 to 10 September, communities across Queensland will celebrate Child Protection Week. Get involved in an event near you and help promote the message that protecting children is everybody’s business.

Strengthening our sector strategy and first action plan released

The Strengthening our sector: A strategy for working together for a responsive sustainable service system across the child and family support sector, and accompanying First Action Plan 2016-17, are now available on the Queensland Family and Child Commission's website.

Call for EOIs for new child and family support services in northwest Queensland

Expressions of interest are now open to deliver new Family and Child Connect, Intensive Family Support and specialist domestic and family violence support services to children and families in the Mount Isa/Gulf catchment.

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.

Strengthening our response to missing children in out-of-home care

The new Queensland Government Protocol for Joint Agency Response When a Child in Care is Missing outlines the steps to be taken to ensure there are no delays when a child living in out-of-home care is missing from school or home.

A new approach to court work for child protection matters

The Office of the Child and Family Official Solicitor and the Office of the Director of Child Protection Litigation are now operational, signalling the start of a new approach for managing child protection matters in the Childrens Court.

Towards a Queensland action plan

The Queensland Government has outlined the way forward for developing an action plan to improve outcomes for vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

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.

  • $1.2 million boost to education for young women leaving care

    The Queensland Government has partnered with The Smith Family to support up to 100 young women exiting care with a scholarship for a higher education course in their chosen field.

  • A phone call can make all the difference

    A reminder for practitioners who work with young people in care that Next Step After Care offers a ‘check-in call’ service as part of its suite of statewide services for young people aged 15 to 21 years who have left care.

  • Queensland action plan development update

    On 22 June, key government decision makers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and sector representatives met in Brisbane to set the strategic direction and build a framework for the new cross-sectoral Queensland action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families experiencing vulnerability.

  • QATSICPP welcomes Senior Practice Leaders

    Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak has appointed two Senior Practice Leaders to work with community controlled organisations and build partnerships with departmental practitioners to drive culturally responsive practice across the child protection sector.

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