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Frequently asked questions

If you've got questions about the Growing up in Queensland project, we have the answers. 

Tell me more about the Growing up in Queensland project?
The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) is talking to young people about what it is like to grow up in Queensland in the 21st century. This is so your views about the communities you live in, your hopes for the future and the things that worry you can be heard by the people who make the decisions which affect your lives.
This is an opportunity for you to make a difference for people like you, now and in the future.
Who are Queensland’s Children’s Commissioners?
Cheryl Vardon was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Commissioner of the QFCC in October 2015. Cheryl is committed to championing the needs of all children and making sure they have what they need to flourish.
Phillip Brooks joined the QFCC, as Commissioner, in October 2017. Phillip is a proud Aboriginal man and is deeply invested in supporting Queensland’s First Nations children and their families to heal, grow and prosper.
Cheryl and Phillip work with communities, government and other organisations to increase the wellbeing of all children and young people in Queensland.
The views and experiences of children, young people and families underpin the advice they give. Find out more...
What is this project about?
The Growing up in Queensland project will gather the views, stories and opinions of children and young people on the opportunities and challenges they face and what they need from government, business and community leaders to live safe lives and achieve their hopes and dreams. The QFCC want to hear from children and young people aged 4 to 18 years from all across Queensland.
What are you asking me about?
We want to hear your views, opinions and experiences about:
  • The place you call home – how you experience life in your community; your opinions about safety, support and the physical places where you spend your time
  • Your hopes and dreams – your career goals and the things which might help or stop you achieving them; and
  • The big picture – what do you think government and decision makers should focus on and how you want your community to look now and in the future.
What will my ideas be used for?
Your views and ideas will be included in reports the Commissioner sends to government and community agencies who work with or provide services to young people to help them understand your needs and views. We will use the information in presentations and online so the wider community can hear your voice and ideas. It will also be used to develop a wellbeing strategy for Queensland children and young people.
The Commissioners will write back to you through schools, libraries, youth groups and your parents/carers so they can let you know what children and young people said about what it’s like growing up in Queensland. Information will build the QFCC's evidence base and be shared on the QFCC's website and the Growing up in Queensland Facebook page.
How can I take part?
Is there a closing date for getting involved?

The online survey closes on 29 June 2018.

How can I keep up to date with what's happening?

Get social with us on the project's Facebook page. We'll let you know what we're discovering and where we are visiting.

Who can I contact for more information?
Email the Growing up in Queensland project team who can help with any questions. 
Last modified: 
12 March 2018