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Queensland - Organisation

Family and Youth Services Department (1987)

State Government of Queensland

From
9 June 1987
To
14 December 1987
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Department of Family and Youth Services (Also known as)

The Family and Youth Services Department was established on 9 June 1987. It was responsible for a broad range of community services including youth and ethnic affairs. The Department ran the Therapeutic Adolescent Residential Assessment Unit, Warilda Receiving and Assessment Centre, Carramar Receiving and Assessment Centre,
Sir Leslie Wilson Youth Centre, The Outlook Training and Resource Centre, John Oxley Youth Detention Centre and the Cleveland Youth Detention Centre. The Family and Youth Services Department was abolished on 14 December 1987. The renamed Family Services Department then gained the area of Intellectual Handicap Services from the Health Department.

Details

The Family and Youth Services Department was established through the amalgamation of the Children's Services Department, Youth Department, Ethnic Affairs Department, Family Services Department, the Queensland Recreation Council, and the Disabled Persons Service. These were consolidated into a single organisational and administrative structure as part of the introduction of a regionalised model of service delivery.

The Family and Youth Services Department was abolished on 14 December 1987 with a further re-organisation of ministerial responsibilities. Ethnic Affairs was amalgamated with the former Community Services Department while Youth Services and the Queensland Recreation Council were moved to the Education Department. The renamed Family Services Department then gained the area of Intellectual Handicap Services from the Health Department.

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

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth