Meeting the needs and requirements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities

Our department and our non-government partners are progressing a range of initiatives to build a new child and family support system where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families have access to culturally appropriate Indigenous-specific and mainstream services and care.

Through these initiatives:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families will have improved access to universal and secondary services
  • Indigenous carers and agencies will be better supported, and there will be an enhanced focus on working in partnership across non-government and government agencies
  • there will be better designed tertiary services for Indigenous children and families.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing Services

    New Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Wellbeing services are being established across the state to make it easier for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to access culturally responsive support to improve their social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing, and build their capacity to safely care for and protect their children.

  • Family Participation Program

    The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs is establishing the Family Participation Program(FPP) to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to participate in child protection decision making.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child protection sector and service development

    Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak has been funded to provide peak body services to child protection organisations that support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families across Queensland, and undertake a range of capacity and capability building projects within the non-government sector.