Queensland Government-run Juvenile Detention Institutions
Weekly Returns is an archival series relating to children's institutions in Queensland. Each institution was required to notify the Department who had been admitted to or discharged from the institution during each week. The forms that record this information list the number of children in the institution at the beginning of the week, the names of children that came or left, and the total number of children at the end of the week.
Although the files are confidential and access is therefore restricted, the Department of Justice and Attorney General 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.
This material is managed by the Department of Justice and Attorney General and held by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services. Some records are held at Queensland State Archives. These records are closed and can only be accessed through the Department of Justice and Attorney General.
A definitive date range for these records cannot be confirmed. It is estimated that they relate approximately to the years 1950 to 2001.
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: 30 January 2012, Last modified: 29 May 2014