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Agency ID1973
TitleDepartment of Children's Services
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 1/8/1966
End Date 9/6/1987
Date NotesN/A

Responsible for orphanages, adoptions, welfare of state wards, and other children's services

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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
224Department of Labour and Tourism 10/6/1966 1/1/1968
105Department of Health 17/1/1968 20/6/1972
1904Department of Tourism, Sport and Welfare 20/6/1972 9/1/1975
2150Department of Community and Welfare Services and Sport 9/1/1975 16/12/1977
1941Welfare Services Department 16/12/1977 1/12/1986
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Controlled Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
11374Farm Home for Boys, Westbrook 1/8/1966 31/12/1966
1740Birralee 1/8/1966 30/11/1982
1446Meteor Park Orphanage / St Joseph's Home, Neerkol 1/8/1966 1/1/1985
11375Westbrook Training Centre 1/8/1966 31/12/1986
2493Carramar 1/8/1966 9/6/1987
2478St Vincent's Home, Nudgee 1/8/1966 9/6/1987
11480Warilda 1/8/1966 9/6/1987
48Westbrook Youth Detention Centre 1/1/1987 9/6/1987
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Information Sources

Children's Services Act 1965, The Queensland Statutes 1965, p. 517 - 589
Queensland Government Gazette 1966, Vol CCXXII, No. 79, p. 1231
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1967-68, p. 1109, Department of Children's Services Annual Report
Department of Family and Youth Services Annual Report 1986 - 1987, p. 2
Queensland Parliamentary Papers, 1988-1989, Vol. 5, p. 107, Department of Family Services Annual Report, p. 6.
Queensland Government Directory 1981-1987; 1991-1997
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Establishing Children's Services Act 1965
Abolishing Family and Youth Services Act 1987
Administered Children's Services Act 1965
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This department was established to promote, safeguard and protect the well-being of the children and youth of the state through a comprehensive and coordinated program of child and family welfare.

Children's services
Orphanage administration
State wards' welfare

Minister for Labour and Tourism, 1 Aug 1966 - 17 Jan 1968
Minister for Health, 17 Jan 1968 - 20 Jun 1972
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Welfare Services, 20 Jun 1972 - 23 Dec 1974
Minister for Community and Welfare Services and Minister for Sport, 23 Dec 1974 - 16 Dec 1977
Minister for Welfare, 16 Dec 1977 - 22 Dec 1980
Minister for Welfare Services, 23 Dec 1980 - 6 Nov 1983
Minister for Welfare Services and Ethnic Affairs, 7 Nov 1983 - 30 July 1984
Minister for Welfare Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs, 31 July 1984 - 30 Nov 1986
Minister for Family Services, Youth and Ethnic Affairs, 1 Dec 1986 - 9 June 1987

Juvenile Aid Bureau
Industrial Schools

The Department of Children's Services ceased to exist when the Departments of Family Affairs, Youth, Ethnic Affairs and Children's Services were consolidated into one organisation, the Department of Family and Youth Services on 6 June 1987 with the proclamation of the "Family and Youth Services Act 1987".
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID1973, Department of Children's Services
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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