Important links

Children and young people services important links.

Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs
The Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs is the lead agency for the whole-of-government response to child protection in Queensland.

Foster Care Queensland
Foster Care Queensland is the peak body for foster and kinship carers in Queensland. If you are a carer and are applying to QCAT to have a decision reviewed, you can also apply to Foster Care Queensland to act on your behalf throughout the tribunal's process.

Legal Aid Queensland
Legal Aid Queensland is a statutory authority that provides legal information, advice and representation to financially and socially disadvantaged Queenslanders.

Office of the Public Guardian
The Office of the Public Guardian is an independent statutory office established to protect the rights, interests and wellbeing of adults with impaired decision making capacity, and children and young people in care - foster care, kinship care, residential care - and at visitable sites such as residential facilities, detention centres, corrective services facilities, and authorised mental health services.

Queensland Family and Child Commission
The Queensland Family and Child Commission promotes the safety, wellbeing and best interests of children and young people with a focus on the responsibility of families and communities to protect and care for children and young people. The Commission works collaboratively to strengthen the child and family support sector, advocates on behalf of vulnerable children and young people and aims to improve the child protection system by monitoring its performance.

Youth Advocacy Centre
The Youth Advocacy Centre offers free confidential legal and welfare assistance to young people under 17 who live in or around Brisbane. Telephone support is also provided to young people outside of Brisbane and throughout Queensland.