The report on our survey findings, On the question of re-naming the Child Safety Department, the Child Protection Force, is now released.

Background to the report

Following the announcement on 17th June 2020 of the Liberal National Party’s (LNP’s) plans for overhauling Queensland’s child protection system, PeakCare and the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak (QATSICPP) conducted a survey to gauge stakeholders’ views about the plans. The survey was released on 19th June and closed on 10th July.

PeakCare and QATSICPP will look for similar opportunities to seek feedback about the policy platforms of other political parties as they are released. Pleasingly, the findings of the survey are now being used to inform bipartisan dialogue agreed to by Premier Palaszczuk and Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington about improvements that can be made to Queensland’s child protection system.

About this report and the reports to follow

An overview of the survey findings was released on 24th August, as a precursor to a series of reports that will delve, with greater detail, into specific matters addressed within the LNP’s proposals. This is the first report within this series and addresses the first question included within our survey – Do you agree with the proposal to re-name the Child Safety Department, the Child Protection Force?

Future reports will focus on proposed organisational arrangements for the delivery of child protection services or on specific policy-related proposals, and culminate in a final report addressing responses to the last question in the survey – What, if anything, do you think may be missing from the LNP plan to overhaul the child safety system?

Your views about this report

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