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Queensland - Organisation

Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department (1963 - 1966)

State Government of Queensland

From
26 September 1963
To
1 August 1966
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Labour and Industry Department II, State Children Department (Also known as)

The State Children Department, a sub-department of the Labour and Industry Department, was created to provide care, management and control of orphaned, neglected, abandoned, delinquent and convicted children and their property. The Department ran Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook, Birralee Children's Home, Townsville Receiving Depot, Carramar Receiving and Assessment Centre, Warilda Children's Home and Warilda Infants' Home. The Children's Services Department was upgraded to a full Department from 1 August 1966.

Details

The period 1963 - 1966 represented a transition in the management of State children from removal and institutionalisation to a greater concern for state children and other children in terms of welfare and social acceptance through keeping the family together.

Timeline

 1879 - 1911 Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
       1911 - 1935 Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
             1935 - 1963 Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department
                   1963 - 1966 Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department
                         1966 - 1987 Children's Services Department
                               1987 Family and Youth Services Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Family Services 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 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                             2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                                   2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2012 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs 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