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Organisation Freedom of Information, Department for Child Protection WA
- Government Department and Records Service
- Alternative Names
- Family Information and Records Bureau (previously known as)
Freedom of Information is a service provided through the Department for Child Protection to help people who were in subsidised out of home care access records that are held by the Department. This service was formerly known as the Family Information and Records Bureau (FIRB).
Access to these records is restricted and confidentiality is protected by the Department. If you believe the Department may hold records about you, or about a family member, you are encouraged to apply. Access is governed by the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and the Department has a form on their website which you must use to apply for records.
Freedom of Information
Department for Child Protection
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
Web:Searching for your family history
Manages records of
- Department for Child Protection Western Australia, 'Searching for your family history', in Department for Child Protection website, 2012, http://www.dcp.wa.gov.au/SupportingIndividualsAndFamilies/Pages/Searchingforyourfamilyhistory.aspx. From 1 February 2012, the Department for Child Protection’s Release of Information service replaced the Family Information and Records Bureau (FIRB). Details
- Redress WA Newsletter 7
- September 2011
- Redress WA
- Please follow this link to find out how to apply for past records.
Prepared by: Debra Rosser
Created: 2 February 2012, Last modified: 13 September 2012