Queensland Residential Care Systems Review

The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in care.

As part of this commitment, the Honourable Craig Crawford MP, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Seniors and Disability Services, announced a comprehensive systems review of Queensland residential care in July 2023.

The Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services will lead the review, which will be overseen by the Principal Commissioner of the Queensland Family and Child Commission.

The outcomes of the review will be used to develop evidence-based policies and initiatives aimed at strengthening the residential care system. These initiatives will focus on enhancing the quality of residential care, supporting the development of life skills, and ensuring that children and young people in care have the same opportunities as their peers to thrive and achieve their full potential.

The review will be comprehensive and collaborative, involving consultations with various stakeholders, including system partners, Child Safety managers and staff, residential care service providers and people with lived experience.

How to be involved

Community members are encouraged to participate in the review and contribute to shaping the future of residential care services.

You can provide your feedback via the online consultation.

More information

The review will be seeking feedback on the residential care system rather than personal accounts of specific care experiences.

If you have a complaint about an experience in a residential service please visit the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services’ website for more information.