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Western Australia - Organisation

Child Protection and Family Support (2017 - )

State of Western Australia

From
July 2017
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider, Government Agency, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • CPFS (acronym)
Website
https://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/Pages/Home.aspx

Child Protection and Family Support is part of the Department of Communities, a department created on 1 July 2017. Child Protection and Family Support provides the services that were previously delivered by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support. In 2018, Child Protection and Family Support ran 22 residential care homes - 14 metropolitan and 8 regional group homes.

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

Related Archival Series

Related Organisations

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Rosser, Debra, 'Administration records: a largely untapped source of information for people who were in out-of-home care as children', Comma, no. 1-2, 2016, pp. 63-74. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Communities, Government of Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, 2017, https://www.communities.wa.gov.au/; Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support, 'Residential Care' - https://childprotectioncareers.wa.gov.au/our-roles/residential-care.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill