Queensland Government-run Institutions
Administrative Records, Queensland Government-run Institutions is a collection of records which contain information about the administration of the institution including its financial and human resources, buildings and equipment. In a number of cases, documents naming some children at the institution are included on the file. These are generally lists of children attending a particular school, or requiring clothing or dental care. The information relating to individual children on these files is rarely of a particularly personal nature.
Former residents wishing to access records about their time in care can contact the Time in Care Information Access Service, in the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women.
Although the files are confidential and access is therefore restricted, the Department 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.
A definitive date range for these records cannot be confirmed and is only an estimate.
Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Families, Missing pieces: information to assist former residents of children's institutions to access records, State of Queensland, 2001. pp.9-10..
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 23 December 2011, Last modified: 13 December 2018