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Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

We are currently updating our website to reflect Machinery of Government changes following the Queensland general election. Visit the Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs websites for further information on these areas of the new department.

We provide the following information for the community on the Queensland Government website:

Caring for a child

Support for victims of abuse

Announcements and initiatives

National Redress Scheme

National Redress Scheme

New videos explaining the National Redress Scheme, how to access support and how to apply for redress are now available for sharing.

Washing hands

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

With some exceptions, it's business as usual for our department and our funded services.

Stand by us to stop cyberbullying

Young Queenslanders said they want parents and carers to ‘Stand by us’ to navigate cyberbullying together. Get advice and support.

Human Rights Month 2020 (10 November—10 December)

Queensland’s Human Rights Act 2019 respects, protects and promotes the inherent dignity and worth of all human beings, especially the most vulnerable in our community. It requires us to act and make decisions that are compatible with an individual’s human rights.

Foster and kinship care recruitment

We need more foster carers, like you

Fostering needs people with extraordinary hearts. People just like you. View the stories of real foster carer families and find out how to become one.

Changing Tracks improving lives

Changing Tracks 2020-2022 continues to set the vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to grow up safe, loved and cared for in family, community and culture.

Stay safe online during COVID-19

There are lots of great ways to stay safe online when you are at home. Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner website for a range of tips and advice.

  • Supporting Families, Changing Futures

    The Queensland Government is transforming the state’s child protection and family support system to help families care for their children and make Queensland the safest place in Australia to raise a child.

    Find out more about Supporting Families, Changing Futures

  • End domestic and family violence

    Based on the recommendations of the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland, we are leading a 10-year reform program to put an end to domestic and family violence in partnership with the non-government sector, business and the Queensland community.

    Find out more about End domestic and family violence

Feedback and complaints

We’re keen to hear about your experience with us. Do you have any ideas about how we can improve our service?