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The QFCC responsible recommendations

The Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) was established to:

  •     monitor, review and report on the performance of the child protection system in line with the National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children 2009-2020
  •     provide cross-sectoral leadership and advice for the protection and care of children and young people to drive achievement of the child protection system
  •     provide an authoritative view and advice on current research and child protection practice to support the delivery of services and the performance of Queensland's child protection system
  •     build the capacity of the non-government sector and the child protection workforce.

The QFCC was established by the Family and Child Commission Act 2014 on 1 July 2014 and reports directly to the Queensland Premier. This was Recommendation 12.3 of the Commission of Inquiry.
Oversight of the Reforms

As part of providing systemic oversight of the child protection system, the QFCC is also responsible for providing oversight of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program.

The QFCC's Principal Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners are members of key reform governance groups, including the Child Protection Reform Leaders Group.
Implementation of recommendations

The QFCC is responsible for implementing a range of QCPCOI recommendations.

 

Recommendation

Details

Social marketingcampaign - 'TalkingFamilies' (Rec. 1.1) Deliver a public communication strategy, using a social marketing approach, to raise community awareness, and encourage positive shifts in attitude and behaviour around the role of families and communities vs. the state in providing the best care and protection for children.
Resources andinformation (Rec 13.26)

 

Develop key resources and information for children and families to assist their understanding of the child protection system and their rights within that system.

Community Services

Directory (Rec. 6.1)

Develop a Community Services Directory which will enable families and children to easily access services in their local area and will provide those government agencies and non-government service providers with an overview of services for referral and planning purposes.

Cultural Change Plan

(Rec. 12.15)

Co-lead the development of sector-wide cultural change management with the child protection Reform Leaders Group.

Workforce Planning and

Development Strategy

(Rec. 10.7)

Lead the development of a cross sector Workforce Planning and Development Strategy in collaboration with government and non-government partners, which will include a range of workforce initiatives including qualifications standards, academic, training and professional development projects across various levels of the sector.

Capacity Building and

Governance Strategy

(Rec. 6.6)

Lead the development of a Capacity Building and Governance Strategy for non-government agencies, especially those with limited resources.

3-year rolling research

program (Rec. 12.13)

Develop a research program, in consultation with experts, which will contribute to knowledge and practice in child protection.

Evaluation Framework

(Rec. 12.14)

Develop a framework to provide an overall architecture for the evaluation of services and outcomes for vulnerable families and children.
Last modified: 
29 June 2016