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Engage with other jurisdictions

Use this procedure to understand processes and respond appropriately when working across other jurisdictions including Australian states and territories and New Zealand, Family Courts, The Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and other government and non-government agencies.

Use this procedure to understand processes and respond appropriately when working with other jurisdictions including:

  • other states, territories and New Zealand
  • family courts
  • the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
  • other government and non-government departments.

At times, the wellbeing and best interests of children are achieved through collaboration and timely communication with other jurisdictions. Engaging with other jurisdictions may involve:

  • sharing information
  • requesting and responding to case work tasks and case management
  • transferring child protection orders and proceedings
  • responding when a child is subject to parenting orders or family law court proceedings
  • other tasks to promote the child’s safety and wellbeing.

This procedure also contains information about memoranda of understanding (MOU) negotiated between Child Safety and other important agencies. 

Child Safety has a statutory obligation to work with other agencies as well as with other states, territories and New Zealand to:

  • promote the safety and wellbeing of children
  • respond to the needs of a child in need of protection if they move from one jurisdiction to another
  • respond to and, where appropriate, intervene in circumstances where a child is subject to parenting orders or family law court proceedings and the child is being harmed or is at unacceptable risk of harm
  • negotiate access to support and assistance for children subject to child protection intervention.

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