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Western Australia - Glossary Term


Term commonly found on child welfare records

The term probation refers historically to children or young people who were committed by the Children's Court to a period of supervision by the Department. There were various periods of supervision, with discretion being given to the Court and/or to the Department as to what was an appropriate period for this probation to last. It was possible for a child to be placed on probation with parents or other relatives.

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  • Annual report of the State Children Department, State Children's Department, [Perth, W.A.], 1908-1927. 1920. Details

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