Legislation and standards

The Inspector of Detention Services Act 2022 (IDS Act) provides for the appointment of an Inspector of Detention Services. It also defines the role and powers of the Inspector. A commencement date is yet to be set.
Inspector of Detention Services standards are being developed and will be available in 2023.

Some parts of the IDS Act commenced (by Proclamation No.1) on 9 December 2022. This supported the appointment of the Inspector and provided the Office of the Queensland Ombudsman with a period to undertake establishment activities, such as hiring of staff, before commencing operations.

The remaining provisions of the IDS Act will commence on 1 July 2023, as set by Proclamation No.2

The Inspector of Detention Services Regulation 2023 will also commence on 1 July 2023.


Inspector of Detention Services Act 2022

Proclamation No. 1 - Inspector of Detention Services Act 2022 (commencing certain provisions)

Proclamation No. 2 - Inspector of Detention Services Act 2022 (commencing remaining provisions)

IDS Standards

We are currently preparing standards for inspections of youth detention centres, prisons and watch-houses. See Help develop IDS standards for more information.

Last updated: Wednesday, 17 May 2023 9:12:56 AM