Queensland Government-run Juvenile Detention Institutions
Searches Books are records that were kept in Queensland government-run juvenile detention institutions. On occasions, children in institutions were searched. The Searches Book records the name of the child, the type of search, reason for search, who carried out the search and who authorised the search.
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.
Some of these records are held at Queensland State Archives.
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.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 3 January 2012, Last modified: 29 May 2014