The index contains the names of 2,941 former child migrants.
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:
Please scroll down to 'Publications - Online Resources' to download an application form, or speak with someone in the Department's Release of Information office.
The Former Child Migrants Referral Index was developed by the Department for Family and Children's Services (which is now 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:
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
18 November 2013
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/ref/WE00432
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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