Access to these records is restricted and confidentiality is protected by the Department's Protocols for Access. If you believe the Department may hold records about you, or about a family member, you are encouraged to apply. The DCP has an application form which you must use to apply for records:
The Former Child Migrants Referral Index was developed by the Department for Family and Children's Services (a predessor to the Department for Child Protection and Family Support) and leaders from the agencies who held historical records about the Homes which 'received' child migrants. The Department was also able to establish an agreement with the Government of the United Kingdom to share information held in the UK. This agreement means that the Department has access to information (where records still exist) about children who were sent from England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The amount of information that will be available for people will differ from person to person, but the index is designed to identify:
14 May 2015
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00432
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