Freedom Of Information Qld Child Safety
The 5 elements of the Child Placement Principle—Prevention, Partnership, Placement, Participation and Connection—guide our work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, and we always focus on what is in the best interests of children and young people.
The Queensland Government's Open Data Revolution aims to make as much government data as possible freely available to the public to support the development of innovative solutions and real improvements to the way government services are delivered. We publish datasets on the Open data portal.
Information about our services and business operations is provided in many of our corporate documents, which are available through our publication scheme. We also make available information already released through RTI in a disclosure log.
If you believe that your personal information in a document held by the department is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading, you should contact the relevant business area within the department and explain why you believe the information should be amended.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.
When someone makes a report that a child or young person has been significantly harmed or is at risk of significant harm, and does not have a parent able and willing to protect them from that harm, we have a responsibility to investigate and assess.
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 .
We employ a range of people to assist us in providing child safety services, including Child Safety Officers, Cultural Practice Advisors and Senior Practitioners, who have experience in working with children, young people and families.
To increase safety we partner with the Queensland Police and other government and non-government agencies to identify the needs of children, young people and their families. We support parents and families in their important job of caring for their children at home. Where parents and families cannot safely care for children, we look to how the child or young person’s safety, belonging and wellbeing needs are best met.
To access other information, you may need to make a formal application under the Right to Information Act 2009 or the Information Privacy Act 2009 (if it relates to your personal information). We recommend contacting us prior to lodging a formal application.
We understand that there are circumstances in which you may require your information in a shorter time frame. If you have a medical, legal, compassionate or other urgent need for information, please discuss it with us and we may be able to prioritise your application.
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.