The Queensland Government is committed to building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of children and families, now and in the future. For this system to be effective, it requires a rigorous, contemporary legislative framework.

Following extensive public consultation with the Queensland community over the past two years, priority changes are being proposed to the Child Protection Act 1999 that aim to achieve:

  • permanency and stability for children in out-of-home care and after-care
  • greater focus on the safe care Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and connection with their families, cultures and communities
  • clarity around the sharing of information.

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