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Agency ID9719
TitleDepartment of Family Services (II)
Agency TypeDepartment
Start Date 14/12/1987
End Date 7/12/1989
Date NotesN/A
Abstract

Provision of disability and intellectual handicap services, young offenders rehabilitation, alternative care, adoption, emergency and crisis care, family and individual support services and child care.

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Agency IDTitleFromTo
11480Warilda 14/12/1987 31/1/1989
2493Carramar 14/12/1987 7/12/1989
2478St Vincent's Home, Nudgee 14/12/1987 7/12/1989
48Westbrook Youth Detention Centre 14/12/1987 7/12/1989
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Remarks

Information Sources

Queensland Government Gazette 1987, Vol. CCLXXXVI, No. 65, pp 1417-1418
Queensland Government Gazette 1987, Vol. CCLXXXVI, No. 61, p.1359, 1360, 1364
Queensland Government Gazette 1989, Vol. CCXCII, No. 117
Queensland Government Gazette 1989, Vol. CCXC, No. 18, p.153
Department of Family Services, Annual Report 1987-1988.
Department of Family Services, Annual Report, 1988-1989.
Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs, Annual Report 1989-1990.
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Legislation

Establishing N/A
Abolishing N/A
Administered Adoption of Children Act 1964
Childrens Services Act 1965
Family Services Act 1987
Guide Dogs Act 1972
Intellectually Handicapped Citizens Act 1985
Young Offenders (Interstate Transfer) Act 1987
Mental Health Services Act 1974
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Description
ESTABLISHMENT:
The Department of Family Services Department was created from the former Department of Family and Youth Services on 14 December 1987 when a significant re-organisation of ministerial portfolios occurred. As a part of this, the new department gained responsility for Intellectual Handicap Services, formerly a part of the Health Department, and lost ethnic affairs, youth services and the Queensland Recreation Council.

This department was responsible for the provision of disability services, intellectual handicap services, young offenders rehabilitation services, alternative care services, adoption, emergency and crisis services, family and individual support services and child care services. In addition to this, under the Children's Services Act 1965, the Department of Family Services was responsible for providing protective services for children such as the investigation of notifications of children at risk; securing the safety of children through supportive services; and, if necessary, applying through the children's court for a safe and secure environment. The department also provided grants and subsidies to community groups operating their own services in these areas.

ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE:
The Department was managed by a Director-General and 3 Deputy Directors-General who were responsible for: corporate support, child protection and family support, community and youth support. Service delivery for the department was provided through a regional model with boundaries designed around local government authorities or defined suburban areas.

FUNCTIONS:
Adoptions
Children's services
Orphanage administration
State wards' welfare
Disability Support
Youth Rehabilitation

AGENCIES CONTROLLED:
Juvenile Aid Bureau
Orphanages
Reformatories
Industrial Schools

PORTFOLIOS CONTROLLING:
Family Services and Welfare Housing Minister 9/12/1987 - 19/1/1989
Family Services Minister 19/1/1989 - 7/12/1989

ABOLITION:
The Department of Family Services was amalgamated with the departments of Community Services and the Office of Ethnic Affairs to form the Department of Family Services and Aboriginal and Islander Affairs on 7 December 1989.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID9719, Department of Family Services (II)
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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