Child Safety Freedom Of Information
Documents held by AGD fall broadly into the categories described below. The listing of these categories does not necessarily mean all documents are accessible, in full or in part, requests will be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1991. Some documents may be subject to legislative confidentiality provisions that may limit or preclude release in some circumstances, including documents that fall under section 96(A) of the Fair Trading Act 1987 secrecy provisions and section 271 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2012 investigation files. While most are available in hard copy, there are some that are only available electronically.
The more information you provide with your request, the faster the Department will be able to respond to your request. Please provide as much information as possible, including full names and dates of birth for the child, the parents and the alleged perpetrator (if a caregiver other than a parent).
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).
If you believe that your personal information in a document held by the department is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading, you should contact the relevant business area within the department and explain why you believe the information should be amended. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this process, you can make a formal application to have the information amended.
* Includes the following units: Office of the Chief Executive, Finance People and Performance, OCSAR, Projects and Technology, Parliamentary Counsel, Policy and Research, State Records and Legislative Services
Where the information you require is not available on our publication scheme or disclosure log, you may make an application under the Right to Information Act 2009. Where the information you require is your own personal information, you may make an application under the Information Privacy Act 2009.
Our publication scheme describes and categorises information which is routinely published by our department. In most cases, this information is available online and can be accessed directly from the publication scheme.
Within 25 business days of receipt of a completed compliant application, you should receive the related electronic Forde Redress record. You can elect (via the application form) whether to receive it by secure email, registered post, or collection from a local departmental office.
Applicants may write a letter giving the full details of the request. This letter should set out clearly and list the information being asking for. The applicant will also need to include personal details (full name, address and date of birth), the application fee if applicable and proof of identity (driver's licence, passport or health care card).
Clients have the right to apply to have personal information that is held by the department amended if they believe that it is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading. A request to amend information must be made in writing with details of why the information is considered incorrect.