Broome Residential College was established by the Country High School Hostels Authority in 2008. The Redress WA schedule of 'Facilities Operated Subject to the Country High School [Hostels] Authority Act 1960 - Past and Present' (18 May 2011) includes a reference to the Broome Residential College. It has been common practice in Western Australia for children who were in the care of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the department responsible for child welfare to be boarded in one of the Authority's hostels.
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
12 June 2014
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/wa/WE00508
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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