Information kit on child protection for professionals

We have responsibility to inform the community about the way in which the child protection system operates. 

That's why we partnered with government and non-government organisations, and peak bodies, to develop the Information kit on child protection for professionals (PDF, 1.25MB)

This kit provides professionals with the information they need to promote the safety, wellbeing and best interests of children and young people.

The full kit contains a number of factsheets covering a range of topics. The individual factsheets for these topics are below. 

  1. Overview
  2. Working together
  3. Worries about children
  4. Supporting children and families
  5. Court

1. Overview

Overview of principles, rights, common terms and definitions used in the Queensland child protection system.

Fact sheet: Child protection principles and rights (PDF, 103KB)

Fact sheet: Terms in child protection (PDF, 113KB)

Fact sheet: About child abuse and harm (PDF, 87KB)

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2. Working together

Information on working together and sharing information to promote the safety, wellbeing and best interests of children.

Fact sheet: Working together (PDF, 110KB)

Fact sheet: How does my role fit into the child protection system? (PDF, 110KB)

Fact sheet: Sharing information (PDF, 114KB)

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3. Worries about children

Information on responding to concerns about the safety, wellbeing and best interests of a child.

Fact sheet: When you're worried about a child (PDF, 108KB)

Fact sheet: How Child Safety Services responds to concerns (PDF, 96KB)

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4. Supporting children and families

Information on how Child Safety Services and professionals support children and their families, including advocacy, appeals and complaints.

Fact sheet: How Child Safety Services works with families (PDF, 98KB)

Fact sheet: What guides Child Safety Services' practice? (PDF, 97KB)

Fact sheet: Participating in case planning (PDF, 90KB)

Fact sheet: Young people transitioning to independence (PDF, 84KB)

Fact sheet: Advocacy, appeals and complaints (PDF, 110KB)

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5. Court

Information on court processes including subpoenas, affidavits and giving evidence in court.

Fact sheet: Participating in court processes (PDF, 96KB)

Fact sheet: Child protection orders (PDF, 111KB)

Fact sheet: Subpoenas (PDF, 91KB)

Fact sheet: Writing an affidavit (PDF, 86KB)

Fact sheet: Giving evidence in court (PDF, 89KB)

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22 June 2018