Child Safety Freedom Of Information
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.
It’s important that you identify the correct agency for your request. There are over 100 agencies and each is responsible for handling its own FOIA requests. You can find a breakdown of agencies by topic on USA.gov to help you identify the correct agency. You may also search for agencies using the search bar below.
In May 2007, in response to the recommendations of the Forde Inquiry, the Queensland Government established the $100 million Forde Redress Scheme to acknowledge the abuse or neglect suffered by children placed in Queensland institutions by providing ex-gratia payments to those who were harmed.
(In May 2007, in response to the recommendations of the Forde Inquiry, the Queensland Government established the $100 million Forde Redress Scheme to acknowledge the abuse or neglect suffered by children placed in Queensland institutions by providing ex-gratia payments to those who were harmed.)
If you have been, or are currently in, care in Queensland, you may want to seek information about your time in care through the Time in Care Information Access Service (TICIAS). The type of information that may be available through TICIAS includes:
If a court proceeding is on foot, parties to the proceeding can access our documents via subpoena or other orders of the court (for example, Notices of Non-Party Disclosure or Notices to Produce). Discuss the option of accessing documents via subpoena or similar notice with your legal representative and contact the Registry of the relevant court or tribunal to have a notice issued to this department.
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.
If you make a TICIAS application you will need to provide proof of your identity before your application can be processed. There are different ways to provide proof of your identity, for example, you could provide 1 of the following types of identity documents:
To apply to amend your personal information, download and complete the application form and submit it by post, fax, email or in person. There is no application fee but you will need to give the department evidence of your identity (e.g. a certified copy of your driver licence).
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.
Care history summary statements can be used as evidence that a person was in out of home care and provide the dates and locations of placements. Our administrative release team has arrangements with the Forde Foundation and Lotus Place to provide care history summary statements to people engaging with them. If you are not engaged with Forde Foundation or Lotus Place, you can apply for a care history summary statement directly from us by completing the Application for care history summary statement form .