The Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services emerged in 1977 taking over the role of the Methodist Homes for Children as well as the broader responsbilties for Mogumber Training Centre and Sister Kate's Children's Cottage Home. In 1978 it was part of the Uniting Church Caring Services, which also included aged care and various outreach and non-residential social welfare programs. The Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services became the Mofflyn Child and Family Care Services in 1984.
'Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services' was the name given to the group which ran Uniting Church Children's Homes after the June 1977 union of the Methodist, Congregational and Presbyterian churches in Western Australia.
The Mofflyn Group, Sister Kate's Home, and the Mogumber Training Centre were the three agencies offering out of home care to children in WA under the banner of the Uniting Church Child and Family Services.
In 1978, the Uniting Care Child and Family Services included the following out of home care administration agencies and Homes:
In 1980, Sister Kate's Child and Family Services was formed to run the Sister Kate's and Mogumber services, cottage Homes and Hostels. The Mofflyn Group ran all other Homes, hostels and services - including foster care and the four 'Mofflyn' children's cottages on a campus in East Victoria Park.
1922 - 1977 Methodist Homes for Children
1977 - 1984? Uniting Church Child and Family Care Services
1984 - 2006 Mofflyn Child and Family Care Services
2006 - Uniting WA
Sources used to compile this entry: Beresford, Marilyn, Uniting the Mission: the story of the merger and creation of UnitingCare West, UnitingCare West, Perth, Western Australia, 2011, 257 pp; Cattermole, Jean, The History of 'Mofflyn' 1909 - 1995, 1995. p.15.; The 'Homes' Herald, 1978 [Methodist Homes for Children] [Document], Date: December 1978.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 16 July 2012, Last modified: 20 November 2014