Supporting families earlier

We are progressing a range of initiatives to build a new child and family support system where vulnerable families have access to high-quality services at the right time to help them care for their children.

Children and young people will be at the centre of the new system, with supported and supportive parents, families and communities.

Family and Child Connect

In most circumstances, children are best cared for by their own families, and sometimes families need support to safely care for their children at home, without unnecessary intervention by Child Safety.

In January 2015, community-based services known as Family and Child Connect were established across Queensland to support families who are at risk of entering or re-entering the child protection system.

Find out more about Family and Child Connect.

Intensive Family Support services

Family and Child Connect is supported by significant new investment in Intensive Family Support services.

These services work with vulnerable families who have more complex needs to ensure they receive the necessary support before Child Safety intervenes.

Intensive Family Support services are now operating in 43 locations across the state.