Updates

Strategy and action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families

In partnership with Family Matters Queensland, last month the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women released Changing Tracks 2020-2022 (PDF) – the second action plan under the Our Way strategy – which continues to set the vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to grow up safe, loved and cared for in family, community and culture.

In Queensland, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people comprise 8% of the population aged 0-17 years, yet as at 30 June 2019, represented 42.7% of all children in care.

Changing Tracks 2020-2022 identifies priorities for the years ahead and builds on the significant progress already made in Changing Tracks 2017-2019, implementing the government’s commitment to work in partnership with Family Matters Queensland to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.

To find out more visit the Department’s website.