Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

Family group meetings

A family group meeting is held by our department to develop a case plan when we believe that a child or young person is in need of protection.

  • It provides an opportunity for families to be involved in decisions about their child, and builds on the strengths and resources within the child or young person's family group, cultural community and wider community.
  • The family group meeting is organised by a convenor who prepares and facilitates the meeting.
  • The convenor may be a departmental officer or a person independent of our department, but will not be the child safety officer involved with the child or young person or their family.

The family group meeting brings together the child or young person (where appropriate), the family, those who best know the child and their family, and other relevant persons and agencies, such as a Recognised Entity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander child or young person.

Download documents

Is your feedback

Please submit your comments on the department's Compliments and Complaints section.

Please submit your comments on the Queensland Government website Contacts form.