Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Child health passports

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Proportion of children living away from home with a child health passport commenced, as at 30 June 2017

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DescriptionAnnualQuarterly
CHP.1: Children living away from home and subject to a child protection order with a Child Health Passport, Queensland Excel (XLSX, 11 KB) Excel (XLSX, 13 KB) Excel (CSV, 3 KB)

What is a child health passport?

The child health passport is a record that includes information about the child’s immunisation details, health and dental assessment details, outcomes of any referrals to specialists, important health alerts and other health related information that would help a carer meet a child’s health needs.

Children who require a child health passport include those living away from home who are also subject to a child protection order granting custody or guardianship to the chief executive.

Why this topic is important

Child health passports are a comprehensive record of the child’s medical history which will aid diagnosis, ensure the child receives appropriate health care and treatment throughout their time in out-of-home care and improve their current and longer-term health and wellbeing.

As at 30 June 2017, 7,046 children required a child health passport. Of these, 6,450 or 91.5 per cent had a child health passport commenced/recommenced. This a decrease of 1.0 percentage points compared to one year earlier (92.5 per cent as at 30 June 2016).

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