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Queensland - Organisation

Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (2017 - )

State Government of Queensland

From
12 December 2017
Categories
Care Provider, Government Department, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Website
https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women was established on 12 December 2017, following the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' responsibilities being split into two departments. The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women is responsible for youth justice and child protection services including adoption, foster and kindship care. The Department holds records relevant to people who grew up in State institutions or as wards of the State and operates the Time in Care Information Access Service through Right to Information.

Details

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has responsibility for:

  • Adoption
  • Child Protection Services
  • Prevention of Domestic and
  • Family Violence
  • Redress scheme for Queensland survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
  • Women's Policy and Office for
  • Women
  • Youth Affairs
  • Youth Justice

The Department introduced the Time in Care Information Access Service (TICIA) to provide Care Leavers with their records. Care Leavers can receive a Time in Care Report which includes:

  • information about why you came into care
  • your placement history
  • information about milestones
  • education and medical information
  • family information
  • other relevant information about your family and your experiences in out of home care

The Time in Care Report may also include other documents such as birth certificate, school reports, medical reports, awards and photographs.

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

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Time in Care Information Access Service, Queensland Government, 2018, https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/resources/dcsyw/about-us/right-to-information/ticias-information-sheet.pdf.

Prepared by: Nicola Laurent