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
Blue Card Home-Based Care Register launched
The Blue Card Home-Based Care Register was launched on 5 August 2019.
Changes to the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 give authorised government users access to the register. They can check the blue card status of individuals involved in family day care, foster/kinship care and stand-alone care.
This is an important milestone in the Queensland Government's commitment to put in place faster information-sharing between agencies responsible for the safety of children in Queensland.
Updated application forms
If you have already completed last year's version of the form (valid for lodgement until 30 June 2019), we are able to accept these until 31 July 2019. Make sure you use the new version of the form to avoid any delays with your application.
New laws to strengthen blue card system
On 16 May 2019, the Queensland Parliament passed the Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2018.
The changes expand the number of offences that disqualify people from obtaining blue cards and introduce the 'No Card, No Start' policy.
The disqualification provisions started on 1 July 2019. 'No Card, No Start' is expected to begin in early 2020.
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Video and radio play resources - Working together to keep kids safe: Key messages for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Have you seen our video and radio play resources 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 we are 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 us on 1800 113 611 or 07 3211 6999.
Last Updated: 16 August, 2019