With the help of some amazing young people at CREATE Foundation, the OPG has a new brochure for children and young people. The brochure folds out to six pages and explains how the OPG can help kids in the child protection system (including out-of-home care, such as a foster home, the home of a kinship carer, a residential care facility, a youth detention or adult correctional centre, disability service or mental health facility) through our community visitors and child advocates. We hope that the new brochure will help to spread the message to children and young people about how the OPG can give them a voice.
Watch CREATE’s Snap that Stigma video, featuring 8 young people who share their experiences and perspectives on the issue of stigma and discrimination while in care. It is hoped that hearing their voices inspires change to the preconceived views that some people may have about young people with a care experience.
Watch our video about how the Office of the Public Guardian helps protect children and young people in the child protection system across Queensland. This includes those in out-of-home care, such as a foster home, the home of a kinship carer, a residential care facility, a youth detention or adult correctional centre, disability service or mental health facility.
The Queensland Government is building a new child protection and family support system that meets the needs of children and families, now and in the future. Find out more about the redesign of the Child Protection Act 1999.
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.
OPG community visitors (CVs) are there to help you if you are in the child protection system.
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.
There are a number of fact sheets you can read for more information, or print off to keep.