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Organisation Barnardos Children's Family Centre (c. 1978 - )
- c. 1978
Downer, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Care Provider, Children's Home, Foster Care, Non-denominational and Support Service
- Alternative Names
- Barnardo Home (also known as, 1964 - 1978)
Barnardos Children's Family Centre offers family support, out-of-home care and supported accommodation services for children, adolescents and their families in the ACT and surrounding areas. The Centre, originally Barnardos House, opened in 1964 and was the first children's home providing permanent care in the ACT.
Siince the 1970s there has been a major emphasis on family-based placements. There are now no children's homes for children under twelve. Efforts are focused on finding permanent solutions for children within their own family if possible, alternatively children are placed with substitute families or supported in independent living.
Services include: foster care, homelessness transition programs and housing outreach, mentoring programs, family support, and permanent family care placements (Find-a-Family ACT).
- Barnardos Canberra Children's Family Centre established in Downer.. Location: Downer
Provided 'care' at
Sources used to compile this entry: Barnardos, Barnardos Australia, 2011, http://www.barnardos.org.au/barnardos/html/.
Prepared by: Lydia Connell
Created: 3 May 2011, Last modified: 27 November 2012