The Queensland Government commissioned the Forde Inquiry, held in 1998-1999, to investigate the treatment of children in licensed government and non-government institutions in Queensland. The terms of reference of the inquiry covered 159 institutions during the period 1911 to 1999 and excluded foster care and institutions providing care for children with disabilities or those suffering from acute or chronic health problems.
To download a PDF (3.03 mB) of the full report including a list of institutions covered by the Inquiry's terms of reference- click here
To download a PDF (PDF 433 kB) of the Queensland Government response to the recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions (August 1999)-click here
To download a PDF copy of the 2004 Protecting children: an inquiry into abuse of children in foster care - click here
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