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Oversight recommendations

The Review made 83 recommendations. These have been sorted into work programs for implementation.

Youth detention centres are monitored and reviewed to ensure young people are safe and receive quality services and support. The organisations that do this are called oversight agencies. Our oversight agencies include:

Youth Justice also performs internal oversight and review to:

  • identify service improvements that are needed
  • drive continuous improvement to practice.

Our objectives

Oversight of youth detention centres will be:

  • coordinated
  • transparent
  • independent.

Oversight activities and recommendations will ensure our services grow with contemporary best practice.

The way forward

To achieve this we will:

  • have an independent, expert agency make a thorough and robust evaluation of oversight options
  • work with oversight agencies to put in place an effective and efficient model with statutory independence.


Recommendation 15 (status: yet to commence)

The Review recommends that the Queensland Government replace the Youth Detention Inspectorate (ESU) and Office of the Chief Inspector (QCS) with an independent statutory Office of the Inspector of Custodial Services in a similar form to that of Western Australia. (8.R1)

Recommendation 16 (status: yet to commence)

The Review recommends that the key features of the Queensland Inspector of Custodial Services should include:

  • independence
  • transparency; and
  • accountability. (8.R2)
Last reviewed
27 September 2017
Last updated
27 September 2017
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