$6 million funding to improve missing child systems

THE State Government will invest $6 million to improve how information is shared between key agencies when children go missing.

Announced last month, the funding will transform the internal IT systems as recommended under the Queensland Family and Child Commission report.

It follows the When a Child Goes Missing report undertaken in the wake of Logan schoolgirl Tiahleigh Palmer's disappearance.

The report found 46 children known to the Department of Child Safety died in the 2015-16 year, down from 51 the previous year.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the 17 recommendations from the commission would be adopted and implemented by her government

"This subsequent review of information sharing between agencies, the measures to improve screening of family day care and other home-based care providers, and the upcoming report on the Blue Card and foster care systems will all build on the outcomes of the 2013 Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry," she said.

"The end result will be a stronger child protection system and stronger safeguards for children in care situations across the board."

A number of other child safety reviews are also under way including the review into the death of Caboolture toddler Mason Jett Lee - due this month - and a review of the state's Blue Card and foster care systems by a panel including Bravehearts founder and child safety crusader Hetty Johnston.

A review into the department's procedures and practices would also be completed, and the state's Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Team examined.

Topics:  child safety missing children missing persons toowoomba

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