All children in Queensland have a right to be safe and protected from harm. The blue card system regulates activities that are essential to children’s lives. These include childcare, education, sport, cultural activities and foster care. The QLD Government check and monitor people who work in these industries and help organisations to create safe environments for children.
he blue card system contributes to the creation of safe service environments for children in various ways. Just as each piece of a jigsaw comes together to make a complete picture, the same applies to the blue card system. The different parts all play an essential role in keeping children and young people safe and it works best when all parts work together.
The 4 components of the blue card system involve:
- Who needs a blue card?
- The blue card check.
- Ongoing daily monitoring and compliance with blue card requirements.
- Requirements to develop and implement a child and youth risk management strategy.