We're here for Queensland children, young people and families
This is a place for all young people where we promote and share your stories, ideas and perspectives. If you’re interesting in amplifying the voices of young people in Queensland, check out our Youth Advocacy section where you can find out how to get involved.
The message from Jessy’s TedX talk is clear, we need to change how we associate culture with colour, and it needs to start now.
We are proud to share QFCC Youth Advocate Jessy’s incredible TEDx talk about her experience with the statement ‘You don’t look Aboriginal’ and the association between cultural identity and skin colour.
Information and resources
Your rights: Guide to child protection
Youth Advisory Council
The Mental Health Maze
Gefion explores their experience with the Queensland mental health system.
Volunteering: Thoughts from the “Me” Generation
It's National Volunteer Week, and Youth Advocate Bri explores the privilege of volunteering as a young person.
The ANZAC story is one of sacrifice, of being pinned down and still fighting to get home, but to Youth Advocate Laura, it's the story of young people.
Information and Resources
The information in this section is dedicated to helping children and young people to understand the child protection system, the people involved, and the processes to keep children safe.
We aim to help you to understand your rights, have your say and find people who can help you.
Mental health services
It's okay to reach out if you're struggling. If you or someone you know needs help, here is a list of resources available.
It’s time to come out of the dark when it comes to keeping young people safe online. There may be risks - but risk doesn’t always equal harm.
The 54 Rights of the Child
The UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child explains who children are, all their rights, and the responsibilities of governments.
Complaints and reviews
You have the right to speak up, and be heard, at every stage while you’re being looked after.
Barriers to Accessing the NDIS
in regional and remote QLD. This paper is by Abbie Triffit, a young university student completing work experience with the QFCC.
Growing Up in Queensland: Safe Spaces
Where in the community do you feel safe? Our 2022 Growing Up in QLD report on Safe Spaces explores safety for young people in the community.
We want all young Queenslanders to be connected with their communities and to be respectfully included in and influence the decisions being made about them.
"When young people are given opportunities to be listened to, we feel our voice, experiences and ideas have power. We feel a sense of positive purpose in the community and in decision making and we are more likely to want to contribute to better our communities. When decisions are being made about us, there is power in being a guiding voice,”
Become a Youth Advocate
Youth Advocates amplify the voices of Queensland children and young people. They provide youth perspectives and leadership.