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Tasmania - Organisation

Department of Communities Tasmania (2018 - )

From
2018
Categories
Care Provider, Government Department, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Website
https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/

The Department of Communities Tasmania was established in July 2018, taking over the administration of Children and Youth Services from the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services. Through Children and Youth Serices, the Department of Communities facilitates Out of Home Care, child welfare, and custodial youth justice services in Tasmania. It also runs the Adoptions and Permanency Services through Children and Youth Services, which is responsible for both the Tasmanian After Care Support Program and Adoption Information Service.

Timeline

 1873 - 1901 Charitable Grants Department
       1896 - 1901 Neglected Children's Department
             1873 - 1901 Charitable Grants Department
             1901 - 1918 Neglected Children's Department
                   1901 - 1934 Charitable Grants Department
                   1918 - 1935 Children of the State Department
                         1885 - 1903 Central Board of Health
                         1934 - 1961 Social Services Department
                               1904 - 1956 Public Health Department
                               1961 - 1983 Social Welfare Department
                                     1956 - 1989 Department of Health Services
                                     1983 - 1989 Department for Community Welfare
                                           1989 - 1993 Department of Health
                                           1989 - 1993 Department of Community Services
                                                 1993 - 1998 Department of Community and Health Services
                                                       1998 - Department of Health and Human Services
                                                             2018 - Department of Communities Tasmania

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Comunitites Tasmania (2019) Annual Report 2018-2019. Retrieved from https://www.communities.tas.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0026/62765/2018-19-Communitites-Tasmania-Annual-Report.pdf 9accessed 24 April 2020).

Prepared by: Constance Thurley-Hart