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The safe reunification of children in out-of-home care with their families is the policy priority in every Australian state. However knowledge and research in this area is very limited. This summary outlines research on reunification success rates and the consequences of reunification failure.
This paper describes the number of children entering and leaving care and time taken to reunification. It describes child and family factors that make it more or less likely that reunification will occur.
This report focuses on recommendations to improve the blue card system, Queensland's term for working with children checks.
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.
The Queensland Government is committed to building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of Queensland children, young people and families, now and into the future. As part of the Supporting Families Changing Futures reform program, we are undertaking a...
This report for the Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services is volume 5 of 'Child Abuse And Neglect: A Socio-legal Study of Mandatory Reporting in Australia'.
This study aims to explore trends in the reporting of child abuse and neglect by...
Introduction: The Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (the Commission) is responsible for the independent monitoring of the child protection system in Queensland. The Queensland Child Guardian Key Outcome Indicators Update: Queensland Child Protection System 2010–13 (the Update) represents the Commission’s latest...
This report overviews the purpose, scope, design and administration of the Commission’s fourth Views of Young People in Residential Care Survey, conducted across Queensland in 2012. It also presents findings about the characteristics, circumstances and self-identified needs of young people who participated in the survey...
This document outlines the responsibilities of sharing information concerning a child's protection and care in accordance with the Child Protection Act 1999. The appropriate sharing of information in accordance with the Child Protection Act 1999 will ensure the delivery of a coordinated services response that...
The blue card system was introduced in 2001 to address widespread community concerns about the number of children who had been exposed to significant levels of abuse in service environments intended to promote their safety and wellbeing. The system was further strengthened on...