News and updates

Release of Breaking Cycles 2023-2025

Developed in partnership with the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak, the newly released Breaking Cycles action plan will change the way services are designed, developed and delivered with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and community.

My life in care survey

We’re asking children and young people in care aged 5–18 years to answer a survey about their life in care.

Celebrate Disability Action Week from 25 November to 2 December 2023

This year’s theme – Access ignites: it’s good business – focuses on increasing employment and economic participation of people with disability. Download promotional resources now and start planning.

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.

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.