About the blue card system
The blue card system is a key prevention and monitoring system of people working with children and young people in Queensland... read more
National Reconciliation Week Mabo Day Event
On 3 June 2019, Blue Card Services together with other Community Justice Services business units coordinated and hosted a Mabo Day event in recognition and support of National Reconciliation Week.
Staff across Community Justice Services got involved and fundraised more than $5,000 for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) through the sale of wheat bags, raffle tickets and a morning tea bake sale. All funds will go directly to the ILF to support the purchase and supply of books and literary resources to remote Indigenous Communities.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the raffle are:
1st Prize: Susan Fraser
Signed Broncos NRL Indigenous jersey and ball
2nd Prize: Marcela Perez
Art work by Jane Dooley (a Kamilaroi Woman) – this prize includes a set of four prints, personally signed by Jane Dooley
3rd Prize: Greg Bruton
Two adult premium seating tickets for closing night to Bangarra: 30 years of sixty five thousand
Parliament passes laws to strengthen blue card
On 16 May 2019, the Queensland Parliament passed the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
The changes will strengthen and streamline the blue card system. They expand the number of offences that disqualify people from obtaining blue cards and also introduce the 'No Card, No Start' policy.
The disqualification provisions will commence 1 July 2019. 'No Card, No Start' is expected to begin in early 2020.
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North Queensland Floods
Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the recent floods. If you have lost your blue card/exemption card and/or positive notice due to these events, Blue Card Services will be waiving the $13.65 replacement fee. To waive the fee please complete a statutory declaration advising of the loss as a result of flood and attach this to your 'Card/notice lost or stolen' form.
New video and radio play resources - Working together to keep kids safe - Key messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Blue Card Services is pleased to announce that new video and radio play resources are now available on our YouTube channel. These resources have been developed to assist remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to engage effectively with the blue card system. We are all working together to keep kids safe and through these resources Blue Card Services is aiming to raise awareness and education about the blue card system within remote communities.
If you would like any further information about these resources or you are having trouble accessing them, please call Blue Card Services on 1800 113 611 or 07 3211 6999.
Last Updated: 3 June, 2019