A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.
Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
The logs in this series cover the following institutions:
Vaughan House, later SAYRAC, 1963 - 1993 (includes Elizabeth Grace Hostel)
Brookway Park, later SAYRAC, 1974 - 1993, (includes Kulkami Unit)
McNally Training Centre, later SAYTC, 1973 - 1995
Lochiel Park Boys' Training Centre, 1979 - 1989
Kandarik Cottage, 1984 - 1988
Central Region Assessment Unit (Central Region Admission Unit), 1979 - 1989
Clarence Park Assessment Unit, 1989 - 1991
Woodville Assessment Unit, 1989 - 1991
Southern Region Admission Unit [SRAU], 1980 - 1991
Central Western Admission Unit [CWAU] (Western Region Admission Unit), 1981 - 1991
Hay Community Unit, 1980 - 1989
Enfield Community Unit, 1990 - 1999
State Records lists the types of information that can be found in the log books as including:
'Behaviour and moods of youth; Disruptions and action taken; Security checks; Physical check of dangerous materials and objects check; Maintenance needed; Youth currently in detention, length and type of order, date of release and type of offence; Detention record; Names of visitors and phone calls; Name, age and date of birth; Date and time of placement; Reasons for placement; Alternatives tried prior to placement; Authority for length of stay; Date and time of release; Signatories - Residential Worker, Senior and Supervisor; Medication details; Medical appointments; Absconding details - how, when, where and action taken; Admittance and discharges.
Some of the logs in this series do not record the names of those in the Centres.'
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
10 March 2016
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/sa/SE00569
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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