content-left-bg.png
content-right-bg.png

Home-based carers placed on central register for blue card checks

 
WebPartZone1_1
PublishingPageContent

A central register of the blue card status of home-based carers has been established. This enables information to be shared among key government agencies that have a role in protecting children.

The agencies include Queensland Police, the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and the Department of Education. Authorised staff from these agencies can access the register to check the blue card status of home-based carers or adults living in the home where care is provided.

The register has been set up in response to the Queensland Family and Child Commission’s report, When a child is missing: Remembering Tiahleigh (PDF, 4.4MB).

All adults living in a home where home-based care is provided to children must have current blue cards (even if they are not directly involved in the care of children).

Home-based care means foster or kinship care, home-based family day care, and stand-alone care provided to a child in the home of a carer.

What does this mean if you provide home-based care?

Now is the time to make sure that your blue card records are up-to-date. Here's how to do that:

Update your contact details online when your details change. You can also do this by calling the Blue Card Service contact centre on 1800 113 611 or (07) 3211 6999.
WebPartZone1_2
WebPartZone2_1
WebPartZone2_2
WebPartZone2_3
WebPartZone3_1
WebPartZone3_2
WebPartZone3_3
WebPartZone3_4
WebPartZone4_1
WebPartZone5_1
WebPartZone5_2
WebPartZone6_1
WebPartZone6_2
WebPartZone7_1
WebPartZone7_2
WebPartZone8_1
WebPartZone8_2
WebPartZone9_1
Back to news and articles feed
Last updated 15 November 2019