OPG Public Guardian

OPG for children and young people

  • Blue Card

    On 1 July 2014, Queensland's Blue Card Services, the system for background checking people working with children and young people, moved from the Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian (CCYPCG) to the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA). All request for blue cards should now be directed to the PSBA.

  • Family and Child Commission

    The Queensland Family and Child Commission (FCC) was established on 1 July 2014 as part of the package of child protection reforms that also saw the creation of the OPG. The FCC provides independent advice on the effectiveness of child protection reforms and promotes and advocates the role of the families and communities to protect and care for Queensland's children and young people.

  • Sortli mobile app available

    Sortli is a free mobile app designed to help young people transitioning out of care. It has been developed by young people, in partnership with the CREATE Foundation and the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

  • Follow us on twitter and facebook

    The OPG is now on twitter and facebook. Our social media accounts will help keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the Office of the Public Guardian and our work to protect the rights and wellbeing of children and young people in the child protection system and vulnerable adults with impaired decision making capacity. Find us on twitter @OPG Qld and QLD Office of the Public Guardian on facebook.

  • Help for victims of crime

    If you have been a victim of crime, you can get help and support from Victim's Assist Queensland. Watch this video to find out more.

  • Cairns office officially opened

    The OPG's Cairns office was officially opened by The Honourable Yvette D'Ath MP Attorney General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Training and Skills as part of Child Protection Week.

  • Paint it purple

    There are over 43,000 kids across Australia that will not be sleeping in their family homes tonight. You can change this. Paint it purple for Create and help kids in care.

  • Help when you need it

    Watch our new video about how the Office of the Public Guardian can help children and young people in care.

  • Subscribe to OPG News

    The OPG's autumn newsletter is available now. Subscribe to receive your copy of OPG News.

About the OPG

The Office of the Public Guardian is an independent statutory body, protecting the rights and interests of vulnerable Queenslanders. The OPG has special responsibilities to support and protect the rights of children and young people in out-of-home care.

OPG quick message

You can use OPG quick message to request a visit from your CV, to get your CV or an OPG child advocate to call you back, or to send us a short message.

Community visitors

The Office of the Public Guardian now runs the Community Visitor Program for children and young people in the child protection system. OPG community visitors (CVs) are there to provide help and support if you are living in out-of-home care.

Advocacy for children and young people

OPG child advocates protect the rights of children and young people in the child protection system. Child advocates can provide support in court and tribunals and make sure your views are taken into consideration when decisions are made that affect you and your care arrangements.

Publications

Find out more about the Office of the Public Guardian and how we support children and young people in the child protection system.

Contact us

You can call the OPG on our free-call number 1800 661 533. In addition you can contact the OPG by email, by sending a text message to 0418 740 186 or online by using OPG quick message.