Welcome to the Community Door information portal on children and families.

Prevention and early intervention programs are critical in reducing the costs of crisis services, such as those associated with the child protection system.

Prevention and early intervention services provide many things - support linking people to training and work, help securing a home, practical parenting support, and help navigating the school system. Children can also experience specific mental health issues.

The Commission of Inquiry into the Queensland Child Protection System has led to a number of reforms, particularly to the child protection system. You can find more information on the child and family reform page of Community Door.

In this section you will find current news, resources and other information relevant to those working with children and families.

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The Queensland Family and Child Commission has released an online training module for professionals and the public to understand what should do if they suspect a child is being harmed. The QFCC has worked with peak bodies, government and non-government organisations under the Strengthening our...
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Queensland Government media release Reforms underpinned by reviews of the Child Safety, Foster Care and Blue Card systems will see Queensland lead the nation in keeping children safe. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman and Attorney General Yvette D’Ath today...
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Up to 2,300 households in Cairns and Rockhampton will be given the opportunity to take part in a solar on public housing trial and save money on their electricity bill. Member for Barron River Craig Crawford said the first invitations to participate in the voluntary trial will be sent out in the...
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This week is Queensland Child Protection Week - which raises the profile of all issues connected with child protection, including child abuse prevention, treatment, research, education, service provision and support for children, young people and families. This year's theme is 'Protecting Children...
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Queensland Government media release Nine individuals and organisations have had their hard work and dedication to protecting Queensland’s children and young people recognised at the 2017 Child Protection Week Awards held at Parliament House yesterday. The awards were announced at the launch of...
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Queensland Government media release The Palaszczuk Government is investing in family support services in Nerang and the surrounding areas. Through ongoing funding to Act for Kids and the Nerang Neighbourhood Centre families across the region are receiving the support they need. Act for Kids can get...
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White Balloon Day, 8 September, is Australia's largest campaign dedicated to preventing child sexual assault. Now in its 21st year, White Balloon Day unites communities, businesses, schools and organisations annually to break the silence on child sexual assault and make a commitment to protecting...
On 9 August 2017, the Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence introduced the Child Protection Reform Amendment Bill 2017. The Bill proposes important changes to Queensland's child protection laws and...
The Queensland Family and Child Protection Commission (QFCC) have a range of resources and information to support professionals to navigate the child protection system. The resources allow professionals to have the information they need so children, families and communities are safe and able to...
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Queensland Government media release Some of Queensland’s most vulnerable children are a step closer to forever homes with the introduction of new legislation into Parliament. Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman said reforms to the Child Protection Act 1999 will require permanency planning to...

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