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Queensland - Organisation

Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (2017 - 2020)

State Government of Queensland

From
12 December 2017
To
2020
Categories
Care Provider and Government Department

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women was established on 12 December 2017, following the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services' responsibilities being split into two departments. The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women is responsible for youth justice and child protection services including adoption, foster and kindship care. The Department holds records relevant to people who grew up in State institutions or as wards of the State and operates the Time in Care Information Access Service through Right to Information.

Details

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women had responsibility for:

  • Adoption
  • Child Protection Services
  • Prevention of Domestic and
  • Family Violence
  • Redress scheme for Queensland survivors of institutional child sexual abuse
  • Women's Policy and Office for
  • Women
  • Youth Affairs
  • Youth Justice

The Department introduced the Time in Care Information Access Service (TICIA) to provide Care Leavers with their records.

The Department was renamed in November 2020 and became the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.

Timeline

 1879 - 1911 Public Instruction Department, Orphanages Branch
       1904 - 1939 Chief Protector of Aboriginals Office
       1911 - 1935 Home Secretary's Office, State Children Department
             1935 - 1963 Health and Home Affairs Department, State Children Department
             1939 - 1966 Director Of Native Affairs Office
                   1963 - 1966 Labour and Industry Department, State Children Department
                   1966 - 1975 Aboriginal and Island Affairs Department
                         1966 - 1987 Children's Services Department
                         1975 - 1984 Aboriginal and Islanders Advancement Department
                               1984 - 1987 Community Services Department
                               1987 Family and Youth Services Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Community Services and Ethnic Affairs Department
                                     1987 - 1989 Family Services Department
                                           1989 - 1996 Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs 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 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2001 - 2006 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Department
                                                             2001 - 2004 Department of Families
                                                             2004 - 2009 Child Safety Department
                                                                   2004 - 2012 Communities Department
                                                                         2012 - 2017 Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Department
                                                                               2017 - 2020 Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
                                                                                     2020 - Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs, State Government of Queensland

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Time in Care Information Access Service, Queensland Government, 2018, https://www.csyw.qld.gov.au/resources/dcsyw/about-us/right-to-information/ticias-information-sheet.pdf.

Prepared by: Nicola Laurent