Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

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Foster care translations now available

Translated resources are now available to encourage people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to become foster or kinship carers.

Foster carers

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.

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.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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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.

  • Work for us

    We are looking for empathetic, responsible and trustworthy people who take their dedication to the next level and have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of children and young people.

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  • National Redress Scheme

    Watch videos that explain the National Redress Scheme, how to access support and how to apply for redress.

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    • Contact a Child Safety Service Centre

      Child Safety Service Centres provide support to children, young people, families and carers. Find a centre near you.

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    • How to report child abuse

      Find out how to report suspected child abuse and what happens when you report a concern to us.

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    • Youth justice reform

      We are committed to reforming the youth justice system to make our communities safer and reduce youth crime.

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  • Compliments, complaints and suggestions

    We’re keen to hear about your experience with us – what did we do well or how can we improve our service?

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