- Introduction: starting the journey
- Where do I start?
- Why are there files about me?
- How will I feel when I look at my file?
- What's on my file?
- Where else can I go for information about me?
- Who can access records about me?
- Can I access other people's files?
- Have recordkeepers learned anything from the past?
- Getting help to find your records
- Records Services
What to expect when accessing records about you
Many former and current care providers have established heritage and information services to help former residents and their families locate and access records.This list gives some idea of the number of organisations that provide access services to care leavers and their families (note: this is not an exhaustive list).
- Child Migrants Trust (1987 - )
- Connections UnitingCare (2000 - )
- Corporate Integrity, Information and Resolutions Unit, Department of Human Services
- Heritage and Background Information Service, Berry Street
- Heritage and Information Service, MacKillop Family Services (1997 - )
- Heritage Service, Melbourne Citymission
- Open Place: Support Service for Victoria's Forgotten Australians (2010 - )
- Orana Family Services (1989 - 2011)
- OzChild (1993 - )
- Sisters of the Good Shepherd (1863 - )
- St Luke's Anglicare (1979 - )
- State Library of Victoria (1854 - )
- The Salvation Army Westcare (c. 1980 - )