When a child is missing: Remembering Tiahleigh – A report into Queensland’s children missing from out-of-home-care
The Queensland Government welcomes the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s report When a child is missing: Remembering Tiahleigh — A report into Queensland’s children missing from out-of-home-care.
Demonstrating the government’s commitment to openness and transparency, the report has been released.
We are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of Queensland’s children, including children living in out-of-home-care. Children in out-of-home care are some of the most vulnerable children in the state.
The report makes 29 recommendations to improve systems, culture and practice, including:
- better information sharing
- cultural change to build shared responsibility
- consistent practices statewide
- development of media protocols
- guidance and direction for agencies and foster carers to ensure timely action when a child in out-of-home-care is missing.
The government will implement the recommendations in the report to improve responses to children missing from out-of-home-care.
The implementation of the Report's recommendations, along with building on the recommendations of the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry, will strengthen the integrity of Queensland's child protection system to ensure the safety and wellbeing of Queensland children.
For further information in relation to the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s When a child is missing: Remembering Tiahleigh — A report into Queensland’s children missing from out-of-home-care visit www.qfcc.qld.gov.au or telephone 07 3900 6050.