Interacting with the child protection system can be an intimidating experience for children, parents and carers so knowing what your rights and responsibilities are is vital.
In June Queensland launched a Charter of Rights for parents involved with the child protection system in Queensland, becoming only the second state in Australia to do so.
The Charter recognises that parents have the right to:
• Life-long relationships with their children connected to community, Country and culture
• Self-determination and autonomy over decisions that impact their children and families
• Natural justice and the time and space to respond to the concerns made about their parenting
• Support services that decrease the need for departmental intervention.
The full document is available here: https://www.cyjma.qld.gov.au/…/charter-of-rights-for…
TASC Legal and Social Justice Services offers free legal services including family law matters. As we are Government funded some eligibility criteria apply. To book an appointment or find out more please visit tascnational.org.au or phone 07 4616 9700.