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Queensland - Organisation

Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department (2012 - 2017)

State Government of Queensland

From
3 April 2012
To
12 December 2017
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Also known as)

The Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department was establlished in March 2012. It holds records relating to institutions operated by the State. The government department was formerly known as the Communities Department. Child Safety Services is part of the Department, it is the Queensland Government agency for child protection and adoption services.on 12 December 2017, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services split into the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors and the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.

Details

Under Departmental Arrangements Notice (No. 1) 2012, the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services was established on 3 April 2012, following the dissolution of the Department of Communities.

The Department is responsible for:

  • Adoption
  • Carers
  • Child protection services
  • Community recovery
  • Community services
  • Disability services
  • Home and community care
  • Homelessness
  • Incorporation of associations and cooperatives
  • Registration of charitable and community purpose organisations
  • Seniors
  • Social inclusion
  • Women's policy and Office for Women
  • Youth affairs

Timeline

 1879 - 1911 Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
       1904 - 1939 Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office
       1911 - 1935 Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
             1935 - 1963 Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department
             1939 - 1966 Director Of Native Affairs Office
                   1963 - 1966 Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department
                   1966 - 1975 Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department
                         1966 - 1987 Children's Services Department
                         1975 - 1984 Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement Department
                               1984 - 1987 Community Services Department
                               1987 Family and Youth Services Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Community Services and Ethnic Affairs Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Family Services Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs Department
                                                 1996 - 1998 Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
                                                 1996 Department of Family and Community Services
                                                       1996 - 2001 Department of Families, Youth and Community Care
                                                       1998 - 2001 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy and Development Department
                                                       2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                             2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2012 - 2017 Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department
                                                                               2017 - Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women

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Prepared by: Lee Butterworth