[Taken from the Western Australian guide Signposts:]
Sponsoring Agency: Langford Youth Accommodation Service
Brief History: Funding for this service has been provided through the Youth Supported Accommodation Program, which was a sub-program of the Commonwealth/State funded Supported Accommodation Assistance Program. [For notes on this program see SAAP]. It is possible that Ravenhill only received its first YSAAP funding in 1991. In 1995, Ravenhill's Funding Agreement with the Department outlined the purpose of the funded services, the service objectives and performance indicators: Ravenhill's purpose was to "ensure that young people who are homeless and in crisis have support and move to permanent accommodation."
Service Objectives: "Establish a stable, safe and secure living environment. Young people reconcile with families. Young people will have a case plan developed with them to enable them to move towards independent living. The Department for Community Development will be notified of any young person under sixteen in need of accommodation and support." (Funding Agreement between Ravenhill and the Department for Community Development 1995, as reported in the Out of Home, Preventative and Alternative Care Services Review, "Terms of Reference", Family and Children's Services, 1995).
Case records for young people placed by the department responsible for child welfare may be held by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support. It is unknown whether any other records still exist. The Department may be able to assist people wishing to contact the Langford Youth Accommodation Service to see if they hold case records or other information that may be useful to people.
While access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Freedom of Information
Department for Child Protection and Family Support
PO Box 6334
East Perth WA 6892
Phone: (08) 6217 6388 or (08) 6217 6381
Fax: (08) 9222 2776
Free call in WA: 1800 000 277
The collection held by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (DCPFS) dates from 1894. It includes records from the Government Receiving Depot, the State Children's Department, the Child Welfare Department and more recent departments which have been known at different times as the Department for Child Protection, Community Development, Community Welfare, Community Services, and Family and Children's Services. The records relate to children who were placed in all types of out of home 'care' in Western Australia. Some of the records held by the DCPFS were originally created by another government department or private agency.
Contact Freedom of Information, Department for Child Protection and Family Support:
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 6217 6388 or (08) 6217 6381
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Free call in WA: 1800 000 277
20 November 2013
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/ref/WE00309
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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