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Queensland - Glossary Term

Family Group Home

A family group Home is the name given to a model of 'care' where small groups of children are accommodated in buildings that approximate the size and form of a normal family home. They began to appear as a form of 'care' in Australia from the late 1940s, following concerns about the lack of individual attention given to children in large-scale institutions.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Mercy Family Services: Our Origins and Traditions,

Prepared by: Lee Butterworth