Our priorities

This class of information in our publication scheme provides information about strategy and performance information, plans, assessments, inspections and reviews.

Overarching priority-setting documents
Ministerial charter letters detail the Queensland Government's commitments and priorities ministers are responsible for delivering through the agencies in their portfolios.

Published informationSummary

Overarching priority-setting documents

  • Part 9 (Page 58) of the annual report provides the department’s performance ‘scorecard’.
  • In addition to financial information for the budget year, these statements provide information on the department’s objectives and performance.

Child and family

Priority: Enabling children and young people in care to thrive, and to transition successfully to adult life

Key deliverables:

  • Facilitate and implement child protection and family support reforms in collaboration with other agencies
  • Fund and support these services delivered by carers and non-government organisations
  • Facilitate implementation of these supports for children and young people in out-of-home care

Priority: Reducing the disproportionate representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders in child protection

Key deliverable:

  • Progress the action plan to reduce the disproportionate representation in child protection and improve life outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
Priority: Transforming child protection to enable children and families to maintain safety, wellbeing and belonging

Key deliverables:

  • Facilitate and implement Supporting Families, Changing Futures, in collaboration with other agencies
  • Continue to embed this practice framework
  • Deliver high-quality statutory child protection services

Priority: Preventing and responding to domestic and family violence and sexual assault

Key deliverables:

Priority: Transforming family and parenting supports so that children and families receive assistance when they need it

Key deliverable:

  • Facilitate and implement Supporting Families, Changing Futures, child protection and family support reforms in collaboration with other agencies
  • Report scheduled to be handed down in December 2017

Priority: Actioning initiatives arising from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other review bodies

Key deliverable:

  • Respond to relevant matters and recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and other review bodies
  • This site provides timely and accessible performance data about the family support and child protection system.