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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.

Child Protection Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022

Child Protection Reform and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2022

View the latest reforms giving greater say for young people in care.

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 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.

Statement of Commitment

This Statement outlines the collective commitment between our department, peaks and service partners, and foster and kinship carers to provide care for children and young people that is enduring, fulfilling and meets their needs.

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.

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.

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.