Approval for commencement of the third and final stage of the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 has been received, with changes set to come into effect from Monday 29 October 2018.

This stage of amendments represents an important shift for the child protection and family support system to meet the needs of Queensland children, young people, parents and families, now and into the future. These final amendments:

  • promote the safe care and connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people with their families, communities and cultures
  • promote permanency and stability for children and young people, now and throughout their lives, including access to support when they leave care
  • provide a contemporary information sharing framework focused on children and young people’s safety and wellbeing.

Read the full overview of the strategic intent of the changes.

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