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South Australia - Organisation

Church of England Social Welfare Bureau (1947 - 1981)

From
1947
To
1981
Categories
Anglican, Care Provider, Church Agency and Protestant

The Church of England Social Welfare Bureau was established in 1947. The Bureau provided advice, assistance and support to people in need. The Bureau was closely involved with the placement of children into Anglican Homes and into foster care. The Church of England Social Welfare Bureau changed its name to the Anglican Social Welfare Bureau in 1981.

Details

The Church of England Social Welfare Bureau was established in 1947. It was run by a Secretary who was also the Church's first social worker. The Bureau provided advice, support, and assistance to the people in need. The Bureau was closely involved with the placement of children into institutions run by the Church and into foster care. It also acted as a referral service to other agencies. The Church of England Social Welfare Bureau changed its name to the Anglican Social Welfare Bureau in 1981 when the Church itself changed its name.

The Anglican Archives holds general records relating to the work of the Church of England Social Welfare Bureau. These include card indexes, case registers and day books which record information about all people assisted by the Bureau. Most children admitted to Anglican homes have an index card, or register entry, recording details of their situation.

Timeline

 1947 - 1981 Church of England Social Welfare Bureau
       1981 - 1988 Anglican Social Welfare Bureau
             1988 - 1997 Anglican Community Services
                   1997 - Anglicare SA

Related Glossary Terms

Publications

Books

  • Dickey, Brian, Rations, Residence, Resources: A history of social welfare in South Australia since 1836, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1986. Details
  • Dickey, Brian, Giving a hand: A history of Anglicare SA since 1860, Anglicare SA, Adelaide, 2003. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AnglicareSA History: More than 150 years of helping people in South Australia', in Anglicare SA, Anglicare SA, 2013, http://anglicaresa.com.au/about/history/.

Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George