Freedom Of Information Qld Child Safety
(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.)
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).
Some documents on this page are currently only available in PDF format so if you require alternative formats please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (07) 3224 2242. All reasonable requests for documents in alternate format will be actioned where possible and at no cost.
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.
Contact the RTI decision-maker at the Hospital and Health Service (HHS) or at Department of Health where you believe the relevant documents are held. If you are unsure, the Department of Health contact can assist you.
You can only apply to amend your own personal information, and you must have had access to the information which you believe is inaccurate, incomplete, out of date or misleading. Not all information can be amended, for example a doctor’s expert opinion is unlikely to be amended, even if it was subsequently found to be incorrect. However, if may be possible to include a notation on the file to that effect.
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:
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 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:
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.