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Written submissions and registration of interest

Discussion papers

In November 2016, the QFCC released 2 discussion papers seeking the public’s views on key issues in relation to the operation of the current blue card and foster care systems. The discussion papers sought feedback on what could be done to:

  • strengthen, streamline and increase community participation in the blue card system
  • strengthen carer assessment and approval processes, and safeguards for children in out-of-home care.

Submissions closed on 20 January 2017.

The QFCC has reviewed legislation, policy and procedures across a range of sectors and jurisdictions and undertaken extensive consultation with stakeholders across Queensland to understand their experience of the blue card and foster care systems.

Options paper

In March 2017, the QFCC released 2 options papers seeking the public’s view on identified options for reform of the 2 systems. The options presented in these papers represented the broad range of feedback provided during consultation processes.

Submissions for the review of the blue card system options paper closed on 31 March 2017.

Submissions for the review of the foster care system options paper closed 14 April 2017.

The QFCC is currently considering the feedback provided on the identified options for reform of the 2 systems.

If you have other questions or comments about the examination of foster care and blue card services you can email morethansafe@qfcc.qld.gov.au.

Last modified: 
10 May 2017