Children and young people
QCAT can take a new look at (review) some decisions made by the:
- Department of Communities including Child Safety services (the department)
- Public Safety Business Agency (the agency).
Decisions we can review about children and young people include:
- who they should live with
- not telling their parents where they are living
- the amount and type of contact between them and their parents
- other care arrangements
or are regarding:
- people who have applied to adopt a child
- people who are not allowed to work with children because of their history
- licensing a childcare centre
- prohibiting a person from entering a school or state instructional institution.
If you feel that a decision made by the department or agency about you, a child who is a family member, or a child in your care is wrong, then you can apply to QCAT for a review of this decision.
Descriptions of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website are general information only. They do not definitively describe the types of applications on which QCAT can make decisions. The relevant legislation determines QCAT's jurisdiction. If you are unsure about your legal rights, you should seek legal advice. Your individual circumstances should guide any actions taken to resolve your dispute.