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Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services

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The following areas now fall under the responsibility of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services:

  • Community services
  • Child Safety services
  • Disability and Community Care services
  • Office for Women
  • Homelessness

The Department of Communities administered the Redress Scheme for former residents of Queensland children's institutions who experienced abuse. This included children placed under either a Children's Services Act or relevant Aboriginal Protection Act.

Applications for a payment under the scheme opened 1 October 2007 and closed 30 September 2008.

The scheme was finalised in June 2010. Any claims for monetary compensation from people who did not lodge an application to the Redress Scheme need to proceed through the normal legal process.

Phone 1300 769 291 for information about the Redress scheme.

Last updated 8 February 2018