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Children and young people

Children and young people matters

QCAT can take a new look at (review) some decisions made by the:

  • Department of Communities including Child Safety services
  • Department of Justice and Attorney-General (blue cards).

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:

If you feel that a decision made about you, or 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.

Last reviewed
24 January 2017
Last updated
24 January 2017

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