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New South Wales - Organisation

Department of Family and Community Services (2011 - 2019)

State Government of New South Wales

From
2011
To
2019
Categories
Government Department and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • DoCS (acronym)

The Department of Family and Community Services is a New South Wales state government department established in 2011. It replaced the Department of Human Services which was active from 2009 to 2011. The Department of Family and Community Services provides services and assistance to disadvantaged families, individuals and communities in New South Wales. Community Services is an agency within the Department of Family and Community Services. In July 2019, it became the new Department of Communities and Justice.

Details

The Department of Family and Community Services is made up of the following divisions and offices :

  • Aboriginal Housing Office;
  • Ageing, Disability and Home Care;
  • Community Services;
  • Corporate Services;
  • Housing NSW;
  • Strategy and Policy; and
  • Office of the Children's Guardian.

Timeline

 1881 - 1923 State Children's Relief Board
       1923 - 1970 Child Welfare Department
             1970 - 1973 Department of Child Welfare and Social Welfare
                   1973 - 1975 Department of Youth and Community Services
                         1975 - 1976 Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs
                               1976 - 1988 Department of Youth and Community Services
                                     1988 - 1991 Department of Family and Community Services
                                           1991 - 1992 Department of Health and Community Services
                                                 1992 - 2009 Department of Community Services
                                                 2001 - 2009 Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
                                                       2009 - 2011 Department of Human Services
                                                             2011 - 2019 Department of Family and Community Services
                                                                   2019 - Department of Communities and Justice, State Government of New South Wales

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Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels