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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

An illustration of what the update to the Carer Connect app looks like when featuring short break placements.

Carer Connect continues to improve

The latest Carer Connect update provides short break carer access. Updates successfully released in April 2020 allow carers to see information about children and young people staying with them for short breaks, so that they can best support them while they are there. 

The back of a child's head while on a swing, with a parent safely holding the chain of the swing

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.