How QLD is providing stability for vulnerable Gold Coast kids

Gold Coast kids in long-term care situations will have more stability in their lives with the State Government introducing new laws that give the children and their carers similar legal security to adoption.

The Queensland Government’s changes to the Child Protection Act 1999 will mean that children who come into care will now receive “permanency planning” to help give them a more certain future. Also, children who are currently in care will receive a “permanent care order”.

“These orders will provide vulnerable children and carers with the same certainty as adoption but without severing children from their legal identity or cutting off all ties to their extended families,” said Queensland’s Child Safety Minister Shannon Fentiman.