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Archival Collection OzChild, Records (c. 1956 - )
- c. 1956
The archival collection at OzChild includes Melbourne Family Care and Family Action records from the late 1950s, and records from the Victorian Children's Aid Society and Family Focus from the around the 1970s. Earlier files for both organisations have been lodged with the State Library.
OzChild also has copies of the Admission and Discharge records from the Melbourne Orphanage dating back to 1851, and client files of former Ozchild clients, including the foster care, disability and residential care files. These have been catalogued on a single searchable database.
OzChild's collection also contains records relating to Alan Marshall Centre Black Rock, Norman Craig Lodge - Black Rock, Somers House, Black Rock, Swinburne Lodge, Parkville.
The records held by OzChild are stored in a secure off-site storage facility.
Previous clients of Oz Child are entitled to have access to their records and to photocopy any part of their file. Information Privacy Principles and the Freedom of Information legislation are used as a point of reference in managing this process. Care leavers (and their families) wanting to find information about their time in care, or access personal files can contact OzChild.
The Chief Executive Officer
Level 3/150 Albert Road
South Melbourne VIC 3205
Phone: 03 9695 2200
Contact Online: http://www.ozchild.org.au/ozchild/contact-ozchild
Prepared by: Rosemary Francis
Created: 26 October 2011, Last modified: 28 March 2013