Freedom Of Information Qld Child Safety
The department may not be able to give you access to all the documents you request, as some documents are exempt from release. If a department refuses access to the documents you’ve asked for, you may be able to dispute its decision. See the Office of the Information Commissioner for details.
If you wish to access any other documents that might be contained on your hard copy Forde Redress file, you can make an application under the Information Privacy Act 2009 (see ‘Formal access applications’ below).
You may be eligible for this service if you are a current child in care or you were a child in care under the Child Protection Act 1999 or Children's Services Act 1965, or if you were a State child under the State Children Act 1911.
We also ensure that families across Queensland can access help before issues escalate through services such as Family and Child Connect and Intensive Family Support. This network of family support ensures parents and carers can get help early and build the skills and resilience they need for their children and families to thrive.
The Subpoena: guide for issuing parties Subpoena: guide for issuing parties and Subpoena: guide to child protection documents Subpoena: guide to child protection documents provide more information about the department's processes to produce documents to the courts.
You may apply to amend documents containing personal information you believe is inaccurate, misleading, out of date or incomplete. You need to have seen or accessed the documents before you can apply to have them amended.
Information released in response to RTI applications is also made available by departments through disclosure logs. Disclosure logs publish information to a wider public audience after it has been accessed by an applicant under the RTI Act.
If you applied for Forde Redress, you or your authorised representative may apply for administrative access to particular documents held on your Forde Redress file and the Redress database, including:
You can make an RTI application for any information we hold. You can only make an IP application for a document that has your own personal information in it. Under the RTI and IP Acts, you can only apply to access or amend documents. You can’t use this process to ask for general information or for answers to your questions.
However, if you are a child who is currently in care or transitioning from care you are encouraged to approach your Child Safety Service Centre before applying for this service. Your Child Safety Officer will often be able to provide information without requiring a formal application.
Applications for a payment under the scheme opened 1 October 2007 and closed 30 September 2008. More than 10,200 applications were received by the closing date, with over 7,400 applications assessed as eligible for payment under the scheme. The scheme was finalised in June 2010.
Making sure children and young people are safe is our key responsibility. We know that caring for children and young people, keeping them safe and helping them to be the best that they can be is a big job and no one can do it on their own.