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Children and young people

From 1 July 2014 the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) is replaced by the Office of the Public Guardian (advocacy and support for children and young people in the child protection system) and the Public Business Safety Agency (blue cards and working with children).

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)
  • Public Safety Business Agency (the agency)

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 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.

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
1 July 2014
Last updated
30 June 2014

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