News and updates

Queensland Child Protection Week Awards

Child Protection Week Awards 2022

Nominations are now open for a Queensland Child Protection Week award to publicly acknowledge the efforts, commitment and passion of the many people who make a significant contribution to their communities to prevent child harm and neglect.

Truth, healing and reconciliation grants

Applications are now open

Do you have an idea for a project, event or activity that will contribute to the truth, healing or reconciliation of people with lived experience of institutional child abuse in Queensland? Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Applications close 5pm on 8 June 2022.

Do you have a human rights complaint?

Do you have a human rights complaint?

We have a responsibility to respect and protect the human rights of children and young people we work with. If you feel we’ve made a decision that affects your human rights, you can make a complaint.

Family Wellbeing Services

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services

For our children, we all walk together to keep them safe, strong and connected to culture. Family Wellbeing Services are here to provide free, confidential advice and support for families and children of all ages.

Family and Child Connect

Helping families bounce back from tough times

When things aren't going to plan, Family and Child Connect can put you in touch with all the support you need to get life moving in the right direction again.

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 you can become one.

Multicultural Queensland Awards 2021

Multicultural Queensland Awards 2021 - nominations now open!

The Awards recognise the outstanding contributions by organisations or individuals helping to build a strong and cohesive Queensland.

Statement from the Director-General

Statement from the Director-General

Statement on the findings of the Public Service Commission review.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Practicing good hygiene, like washing your hands and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze, can help stop coronavirus from spreading. Find out more.

Everyone has the right to feel safe

DFV resources for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are now available

The resources will help victims, their friends and family know the signs of abuse, where to get help and how to provide support.

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.

Stay safe online during COVID-19

There are lots of great ways to stay safe online when you are at home. Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioner website for a range of tips and advice.

Child Protection Act consultation report

Find out what Queenslanders had to say about proposed changes to the Child Protection Act 1999.

Queensland Youth Engagement Charter

The Charter reflects the Queensland Government’s commitment to engage with young people in a genuine and meaningful way.

Supporting families, changing futures

Supporting Families Changing Futures 2019-2023

View the Supporting Families Changing Futures 2019-2023 5-year whole-of-government strategy for the final stage of the 10-year child and family reform program.

Learn about the National Redress Scheme

People who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse can apply to the National Redress Scheme.

Finding support for DFV is now easier

Queenslanders experiencing or impacted by domestic and family violence can visit the Queensland Government domestic violence online portal as a single point of access for information, services and support.

Storytelling artwork: culture, families and communities

Learn more about our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling artwork featured on many of our resources and publications.

Connecting with foster and kinship carers

If you are a foster or kinship carer, browse through our new online information to find all you need to know to help you care for, and provide a safe and healthy environment for, a child or young person who is placed with you.

Changing Queensland’s child protection laws

Legislation changes allow Child Safety to provide information to people who are, or have been in out-of-home care, parents and guardians, the police and interstate child welfare authorities.