The Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy provides a range of housing services for Queenslanders, including children who are in need of protection and their family.
A child in need of protection subject to in-home intervention includes:
- a child at risk of being removed from their family
- an unborn child at risk of being removed from their parents following birth
- a child (currently living with an approved foster or kinship carer) who is returning to live with their family.
Where support is required for housing services for a child and their family:
- discuss the referral process with the applicant
- complete Part A—Referral to the Department of Housing and Public Works to request housing assistance for a child in need of protection.
Upon receipt of Part A, the Housing Service Centre will:
- check the referral has been completed and signed by the applicant and Child Safety
- complete and forward Part B—Referral to the Department of Housing and Public Works to Child Safety within 2 business days of receiving the referral.
After receiving Part B:
- contact the Housing Service Centre to arrange a meeting to discuss the referral
- involve the applicant whose housing need is being met
- develop a Joint action plan with the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy to determine what form of housing assistance is required and to ensure all parties understand their commitment
- ensure the joint action plan is signed by the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economyand Child Safety
- place a signed copy of the joint action plan on the relevant client file.
Related forms, templates and resourcesBack to top
Version historyBack to top
Updated departmental name for housing to Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy