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Western Australia - Organisation

Department for Child Protection and Family Support (2013 - 2017)

State of Western Australia

From
27 May 2013
To
July 2017
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider, Government Department, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • DCPFS (acronym)

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS) was created on 17 May 2013 as a new name for the Department for Child Protection. It is the lead agency responsible for the care and protection of children in Western Australia. On 1 July 2017, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support became part of the new Department of Communities, and its functions were taken over by Child Protection and Family Services (CPFS).

Details

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support was the new name given to the Department for Child Protection on 17 May 2013. The functions of the department did not change.

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 Department of Native Affairs
                                     1936 - 1954 Commissioner for 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 Child Protection
                                                                                     2013 - 2017 Department for Child Protection and Family Support
                                                                                           2017 - Child Protection and Family Support

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Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Government Gazette Western Australia No. 76', in Western Australian Government Gazette Online Archive, State Law Publisher of Western Australia, 14 May 2013, http://www.slp.wa.gov.au/gazette/gazette.nsf/gazlist/BEA1C60D37996B7048257B6A00078401/$file/gg076.pdf.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser