Queensland Government-run Institutions
Isolation Registers are records that were kept in Queensland government-run institutions. They record the name of the child who was placed in isolation, the reason for the isolation, commencement and conclusion of the isolation period, and names of staff who supervised and authorised the isolation.
Although the files are confidential and access is therefore restricted, Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services 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.
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: Cate O'Neill
Created: 29 May 2014