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Children and young people

Children and young people matters

QCAT takes a new look at (reviews) some decisions made by the:

  • Department of Communities including Child Safety services (the department)
  • Commission for Children and Young People and the Child Guardian (the commission)

The decisions which have been made 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 by the department or commission about:

  • you
  • a child who is a family member or a child in your care
  • your situation is wrong, then you can apply to QCAT for a review of this decision.

QCAT also makes decisions prohibiting a person from entering a school or state instructional institution.

Any description of QCAT's jurisdiction on this website is general information only and is not intended to precisely define the types of applications that QCAT has the power to decide. QCAT's jurisdiction is determined by the relevant legislation. If you are unsure about your legal rights you should seek legal advice. Any actions taken to resolve your dispute should be determined by your individual circumstances.
Last reviewed
9 November 2011
Last updated
27 March 2012

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