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Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: review of the blue card system

This report focuses on recommendations to improve the blue card system, Queensland's term for working with children checks.

Keeping Queensland’s children more than safe: review of the foster care system

This review of Queensland’s foster care system identified some opportunities to build stakeholder and public confidence, strengthen carer assessment, approval and renewal processes, and strengthen safeguards for children in care.

This place I call home

This report presents results of the Growing Up in Queensland project that involved over 7,000 young people in Queensland aged 4–18 years. The project consulted children and young people about their everyday lives, priorities, concerns, and vision for their communities and futures.

Deaths of children and young people, Queensland 2013–14

The deaths of 446 children and young people were registered in 2013–14, representing a rate of 41.0 deaths per 100,000 population aged 0–17 years. Over the ten year period of data collection there has been a general reduction in the rates in the most recent...

Changing the sentence: overseeing Queensland’s youth justice reforms

In June 2019, the Director-General of the Department of Youth Justice asked the Queensland Family and Child Commission (QFCC) to help monitor initiatives linked to recent youth justice reforms and to examine options for future investments. This report is the outcome of that request.