Your rights: Guide to child protection for kids

It is sometimes hard to understand all the things different people do to keep children safe. The Finding out about child protection in Queensland (PDF, 699KB) guide will help you figure out the child protection system, by explaining things simply and clearly.

Most importantly, this guide will help you know your rights, have your say and find people who can help.

Note: wherever you see the word ‘child’ in this guide, it means anyone under 18 years old.

The Did you know? Key facts for children and young people in out of home care factsheet (PDF, 267KB) provides a summary of the guide. 

Key facts to remember include:

  • You have rights
  • The government can do certain things to keep you safe
  • Child Safety Services can help you to be, stay and feel safe
  • Courts can decide how to keep you safe
  • You can always speak up

If you don't agree about who you should live with, or how much contact you have with your family, visit our who can help page for more information.

29 June 2018