Queensland Law Society

Amendments to the Child Protection Act 1999

In October 2017, the Child Protection Reform Amendment Act 2017 was passed by the Queensland Legislative Assembly, progressing changes to Queensland’s child protection laws that aim to achieve:

  • the safe care and connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children with their families, communities and cultures
  • permanency and stability for children, now and throughout their lives, including support when they leave care
  • a contemporary information sharing framework focused on children’s safety and wellbeing
  • other changes that support the Supporting Families Changing Futures reforms.

The Queensland Government is taking a staged approached to commencement of the legislative amendments throughout 2018.

For more information, visit the Department of Child Safety Youth and Women website or review the following resources: