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.

What's happening

6-12 September
Queensland Child Protection Week

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Supporting Families

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.

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.

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.

Family and Child Connect

Family and Child Connect

Support families who need guidance to get back on track by connecting them to the right services at the right time.

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.

Family

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.

Next Step Plus

Next Step Plus

The Queensland Government is responsible for ensuring help and support is available to young people in their transition from statutory care to adulthood. Legislative changes in October 2018 resulted in the extension of eligibility for after care services to increase from 21 to 25 years of age. In response to this, a redesign of the Next Step After Care (NSAC) program model has occurred resulting in the new Next Step Plus program.

An illustration of the update to the Carer Connect app

Carer Connect – Carer Updates ‘On the Go’

A recent update to the Carer Connect app, used by carers to access important information about children and young people in their care, means that they will now receive a notification on their phone when there has been a change made to the Who am I section by other carers, such as a respite carer.

This exciting update provides real time communication between carers that is also creating and storing a narrative for children and young people.

A pair of adult's hands holding a child's hands, holding a picture of a blue house.

My Home

My Home strives to provide permanent, lifelong placements to children in the child protection system when a decision has been made that a child cannot return home to their family. My Home strives to meet the relationalculturalphysical and legal permanency needs for children in foster care by obtaining a permanent, stable, secure, nurturing and loving home.