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Adolescent Care
Adolescent Care refers to models of out-of-home care geared to the needs of young people, including Adolescent Units, Early Adolescent Units, Teenage Units and Adolescent Community Placement. Programs for adolescents became more common from the 1980s.
Abermere Hostel (1965 - 1975)
Ashley Home for Boys (1926 - 1999)
Ashley Youth Detention Centre (1999 - )
Bevis Marks Independent Living Unit (1988 - 1995?)
Glenhaven Children's Home (1967? - 1988?)
Independent Living Unit (1983? - 1990?)
Independent Living Unit (c. 1983 - 1995?)
Magdalen Home (1893 - 1974)
Malmesbury Girls' Home (1950 - 1962)
Maylands Girls' Unit (1983 - 1998)
Omaru Hostel (1968 - c. 1974)
Rochebank Hostel (c. 1950 - c. 1980)
Weeroona Girls' Training Centre (1959 - 1979)
Wybra Hall (1956 - 1988)
Adoption Agency
The term Adoption Agency refers to any organisation involved in the adoption of babies and children, whether this was mandated by legislation or not. The adoption of children was, and is, controlled by state laws and the states of Australia introduced their first adoption acts at different times, beginning with Western Australia in 1896. Prior to the existence of legislation which legally recognised adoption, 'de facto', 'private' or 'unofficial' adoptions took place. These adoptions were arranged by individuals (such as midwives, or solicitors), by organisations (such as religious or charitable agencies), as well as by government departments.
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1959 - 1977)
Centacare Tasmania (1977 - )
Child Welfare Division (c. 1953 - 1980)
Advisory Council
The term Advisory Council refers to a group established by legislation to act in an advisory capacity to government on a particular area of policy (such as child welfare).
Child Welfare Advisory Council (1960 - c. 1998)
Advocacy Body
An Advocacy Body is a group formed by people who share concerns around a particular issue, in this case child welfare, and who seek to raise the priority of their concerns on the public and/or government agendas.
Alliance for Forgotten Australians (2006 - )
Care Leavers of Australia Network (2000 - )
Homemaker Service (1976 - 1992?)
Amending Act
An Amending Act is a law passed to amend (change) another law. Amending Acts can change original pieces of legislation (Principal Acts) or they can change previous Amending Acts.
Child Welfare Act 1960
Children's Charter Amendment Act 1923 (1923 - 1936)
The Contagious Diseases Act 1881 (1881 - 1935)
Contagious Diseases Act 1882 (1882 - 1935)
Contagious Diseases Amendment Act 1879 (1879 - 1935)
The Deserted Wives and Children Maintenance Amendment Act 1898 (1898 - 1920)
The Deserted Wives and Children Maintenance Amendment Act 1907 (1907 - 1920)
Infant Life Protection Act 1907 (1907 - 1920)
Infants' Welfare Act 1940 (1940 - 1958)
The Maintenance Act 1924 (1924 - 1968)
Mental Health Act 1963 (1963 - 1999)
Youthful Offenders Destitute and Neglected Children's Amendment Act 1905 (1905 - 1918)
Anglican
The term Anglican describes a person or orgnisation affiliated with the Anglican Church.
The Anglican Church of Australia (1981 - )
Anglicare Tasmania (1977 - )
Cape Barren Island Reserve (1881 - 1951)
The Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (1788 - 1981)
Clarendon Children (c. 2006 - )
Clarendon Children's Home (1923 - 2004)
Home of Mercy (1890 - c. 1953)
Hope Cottage (1887 - 1900?)
Residential Care
Roland Boys' Home (1951 - c. 1993)
St Michael's Priory (1969 - 1977)
Approved Children's Home
The term 'Approved Children's Home' was applied to Homes that had been certified for the care of children under the relevant state legislation.
Bethany Boys' Home (1947 - 1978)
Boys' Town (1945 - 1956)
Clarendon Children's Home (1923 - 2004)
Glendel Children's Home (1970? - c. 1992)
Glenhaven Children's Home (1967? - 1988?)
Hillcrest Children's Home (1966 - 1984)
Kennerley Children's Home (1969 - )
Magdalen Home (1893 - 1974)
Mara House (1985 - )
Northern Tasmanian Home for Boys (1921 - 1973)
Orana Retarded Children's Home (1968 - 1990?)
Roland Boys' Home (1951 - c. 1993)
Rosebank Cottage for Disabled Children (1979 - c. 1994)
Roseneath Children's Home (c. 1982 - c. 1985)
Savio College (1956 - 1973)
St Joseph's Orphanage (1879 - 1969)
St Michael's Priory (1969 - 1977)
Yalambee Hostel (1958 - 1994)