Following public consultation on the review of the Child Protection Act 1999, the Queensland Parliament passed the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 in October 2017, to progress priority changes to the Child Protection Act. These changes will:
- provide permanency and stability for children, now and throughout their lives, including support when they leave care
- provide the safe care and connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with their families, communities and cultures
- establish a contemporary information sharing framework focused on children’s safety and wellbeing
- support implementation of other key reforms under the Supporting Families Changing Futures program.
Refer to the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 for more information on the priority changes to be made to the Child Protection Act.