Although the files are confidential and access is therefore restricted, the Department of Communities, Child Support and Disability Services supports the rights of former residents to obtain information about themselves.
The Department is aware that former residents often want the records of their family member and/or other people. This information is often sensitive and personal in nature. To safeguard the rights of privacy, clients are unable to obtain information about other people, including other family members, without the authority of the person/people concerned. This protects the right to privacy of all individuals, as personal information on other people will be given out only with their permission.
Former residents wishing to access records about their time in care can contact the Right to Information Unit, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.
Information Access and Amendment Unit
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
GPO Box 806
Brisbane Qld 4001
Freecall: 1800 809 078
Phone: (07) 3224 2242
Fax: (07) 3224 7050
18 June 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/qld/QE00383
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