QAI made a submission to the review of Queensland’s Residential Care system. We made the following recommendations:

  • De-institutionalise young people and update Departmental policies and procedures to align with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Provide funding for specialised and independent advocacy for each young person in residential care
  • Supported decision-making and other mandatory training modules are to be reflected in Departmental policy and procedure
  • Young people are to be better supported through transitions within the Child Safety System
  • Funding independent community-based organisations to support the transition to adulthood
  • Implement interface teams that connect each service young people in care may access to facilitate timely and positive engagement with these supports
  • Clarify each Departments’ specific responsibilities under the COAG Agreement
  • Undertake a system wide review focussed on the implementation of best-practice care for young people engaged with the Department of Child Safety

Read our full submission below:

PDF Submission