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Western Australia - Organisation

Department for Family and Children's Services (1995 - 2001)

  • Department for Family and Children's Services, logo

    Department for Family and Children's Services, logo, 1997, courtesy of Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Family and Children's Services, Western Australia , Annual Report 1996-97, front cover.
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State of Western Australia

From
1 July 1995
To
1 July 2001
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider and Government Department

The Western Australian Department for Family and Children's Services existed between 1 July 1995 and 1 July 2001.

Details

The State Records Office website provides an overview of the Department:

The Department for Family and Children's Services was responsible for promoting and providing services that assisted families, individuals, groups and communities achieve their own well-being. Services were based on the principles of furthering independence, autonomy, social justice and access to opportunity. Services were provided in the areas of counselling, protection of children, financial assistance, community development, community-based centres, out-of-home and alternative care for children and youth services.

Under the leadership of the Director-General, Mr Robert Fisher, a range of projects aimed at making records of the past more accessible was initiated. On 1 July 2001, this Department was replaced by the second 'version' of the Department for Community Development and this historical records management work continued under the auspices of the new Department and the next Director-General, Ms Jane Brazier.

Timeline

 1887 - 1890 Aborigines Protection Board
       1890 - 1898 Aborigines Protection Board
             1898 - 1908 Aborigines Department
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                   1909 - 1920 Department of Aborigines and Fisheries
                         1874 - 1908 Superintendent of Poor Relief and Inspector of Charitable Institutions
                         1920 - 1926 Department of the North West
                         1920 - 1964 Fisheries Department
                               1898 - 1936 Chief Protector of Aborigines
                               1908 - 1917 Public Charities and State Children Department
                               1926 - 1936 Aborigines Department
                                     1917 - 1927 State Children Department
                                     1936 - 1954 Commissioner for Native Affairs
                                     1936 - 1954 Department of Native Affairs
                                           1927 - 1972 Child Welfare Department
                                           1954 - 1972 Commissioner of Native Welfare
                                           1955 - 1972 Department of Native Welfare
                                                 1972 - 1985 Department for Community Welfare
                                                       1985 - 1992 Department for Community Services
                                                             1992 - 1995 Department for Community Development
                                                                   1995 - 2001 Department for Family and Children's Services
                                                                         2001 - 2007 Department for Community Development
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Communities
                                                                               2007 - 2013 Department for Child Protection
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department of Local Government and Communities
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department for Child Protection and Family Support
                                                                                           2017 - Child Protection and Family Support
                                                                                           2017 - Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Related Archival Series

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Family and Children's Services, Annual Report: Family and Children's Services, Family and Children's Services, Perth, W.A., 1996-2001. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Department for Family and Children's Services, logo
Title
Department for Family and Children's Services, logo
Type
Image
Date
1997
Source
Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Department for Family and Children's Services, Western Australia , Annual Report 1996-97, front cover

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AU WA A904 - Department for Family and Children's Services', in State Records Office of Western Australia - Organisations & People, State Records Office of Western Australia, 2015, https://archive.sro.wa.gov.au/index.php/department-for-family-and-childrens-services-au-wa-a904.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser