State Records Office of Western Australia
'Files - Community Welfare ("A" Series) is a very large series of files on administrative matters relating to the welfare of children in out of home care in Western Australia from 1908 to 1990. It contains files created by the Public Charities and State Children's Department, the State Children's Department, the Child Welfare Department, the Department for Community Welfare and the Department for Community Services. Records in this series often name children and young people who came into contact with the Department or other agencies. Records also document actual and proposed policy and practice.
Open, except for those files which are restricted for 75 or 100 years. The State Records Office will advise which files are open and how to apply to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support for access to closed files.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 14 January 2013, Last modified: 26 August 2015