If you believe your child is in immediate danger or a life-threatening situation, call emergency services on triple zero – 000.
Under our legislation, we don’t investigate individual children’s and families’ circumstances. If you suspect a child in Queensland is experiencing harm or neglect, please contact the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.

Your rights: Guide to child protection

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Your rights: Guide to child protection

Know your rights as a children or young person, have your say and find people who can help.

Do you need to understand the child protection system?

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.

In this section, the term child refers to anyone under 18 years old.

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Key facts for children and young people in out of home care.

Key facts to remember include:

  • You have rights
  • The government can do certain things to keep you safe
  • Child Safety Services can help you to be, stay and feel safe
  • Courts can decide how to keep you safe
  • You can always speak up

If you don't agree about who you should live with, or how much contact you have with your family, visit our who can help page for more information.