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Our role

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) was established on 1 July 2014 as a result of the Queensland Government's response to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (Carmody Inquiry) – Taking Responsibility: A Roadmap for Queensland Child Protection 2013.

Our vision:

We work collaboratively to influence change so Queensland is a safe place where children, young people and their families thrive in supportive communities.

Under the Queensland Family and Child Commission Act 2014 our purpose is to:

  1. Promote the safety, wellbeing and best interests of children and young people
  2. Promote and advocate the responsibility of families and communities to protect and care for children and young people
  3. Improve the child protection system.

To do this we:

Educate -

parents, families, communities and professionals about how they can keep children and young people safe and the services available to strengthen and support Queensland families.

Enable -

by working alongside our partners to strengthen the capacity and capability across the child protection workforce to deliver sustainable improvements in services.

Provide oversight -

by monitoring, reviewing, evaluating and reporting on the performance of the child protection system and associated reform initiatives.

Find out more about what we do.

Last modified: 
11 October 2017