Admission forms give information described in Children's files above. Information forms are typed forms with same headings as above, but include further typed information regarding child's parents, background to child's situation and admission, and information about previous homes admitted to. Release forms are signed by the parent or guardian who removed the child from the home.
A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.
Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
Public enquiries about State Records' Collection can be made to the State Records Research Centre:
Street Address: Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000
Postal Address: GPO Box 2343, Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: (+61 8) 8204 8791
Fax: (+61 8) 8204 8777 DX:336