Child protection reforms

The Queensland Government is transforming the state's child protection system to help families care for their children and make Queensland the safest place in Australia to raise a child.

The 10-year reform journey began in 2014, with government and non-government sectors (including peak bodies, service providers and communities) working together to:

  • build a new child and family support system with a greater focus on supporting families to provide a safe home for their children
  • deliver the best outcomes for all Queensland children and their families
  • shape a more accountable, transparent and cost-effective child protection system for Queensland.

Supporting Families Changing Futures Reform Program

The Commission of Inquiry's report Taking Responsibility: A Road Map for Queensland Child Protection (PDF, 11.1MB) made 121 recommendations and detailed how the reform process should be actioned.

These improvements are being made through the Supporting Families Changing Futures Reform Program, which has 3 strategies:

  1. Reduce the number of children and young people in the child protection system.
  2. Revitalise child protection frontline services and family support, breaking the intergenerational cycle of abuse and neglect.
  3. Refocus oversight on learning, improving and taking responsibility.

Visit our Child protection reform journey page to learn more about the 10-year roadmap, what’s been achieved so far and how you can help.

Find out more about the recommendations the QFCC is responsible for from the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry.

29 June 2018