Protecting children from harm

Every child and young person has the right to grow up in a safe and supportive family and to have opportunities that assist them to reach their full potential.

One of the ways this can be achieved is through supporting families to provide for the physical, social and emotional needs of children and young people.

  • If a child or young person has been harmed or is at risk of harm, it is important for the whole family to be supported.
  • Support networks can work to strengthen families and can consist of friends, family members, community or non-government services.

If you suspect that a child or young person has suffered significant harm, is suffering significant harm or is at risk of suffering significant harm, contact us to report your concerns.

  • If the person responsible for the harm is a child or young person, reporting your concerns may enable them to get help to address their behaviour.
  • When you report concerns to us or the Queensland Police Service, your details are kept confidential and your identity is protected.