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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Supporting Families Changing Futures 2019-2023

View the Supporting Families Changing Futures 2019-2023 five-year whole-of-government strategy for the final stage of the 10-year child and family reform program.

Changing Tracks improving lives

Reconciliation Week marked the release of the inaugural Changing Tracks Progress Report, which highlights improvements to the lives of Indigenous Queenslanders.

We need more foster carers, like you

Fostering is a special job that needs people with extraordinary hearts. People just like you. View the stories of real foster carer families and find out how you can become one.

A contemporary information sharing framework

If you work within the Queensland family support sector, find out more about the information sharing guidelines that have been developed to help you understand your obligations under the Child Protection Act 1999.

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Greater carer decision-making

Listening to and working with carers through our Partners in Care forums across the state, the department of Child Safety, Youth and Women looked at how it could increase carers’ autonomy in making decisions, simplify decision making processes and delegate more day-to-day decisions to carers.

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The HALT Collective

The HALT Collective is a collaborative Brisbane district community-led response to address the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the child protection system.

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Supporting children with high disability needs

The Care Enhancement Project team’s work involves attending NDIS meetings across the state for children with disabilities who live in foster, kinship or residential care. They provide advice and information to ensure children and young people receive the best possible plans, as well as ensuring the plans are effectively implemented. Read how their work has benefited a young girl in care.