Anglicare is the urban mission and community care arm of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Previously, it was the Home Mission Society of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. Anglicare provides a wide range of community services and programs across the Sydney metropolitan and Illawarra regions of New South Wales. Anglicare manages the records of a number of children’s Homes and other institutions, including those Homes run by the Home Mission Society.

The historical records relating to Care Leavers and children’s Homes held by Anglicare relate to the activities of the Anglican (or Church of England) Diocese of Sydney, which developed and supported a number of committees that ran children’s Homes and programmes in the Sydney metropolitan area from the late 19th century until the present.

The main committees running children’s homes with the support of the Anglican Diocese were Church of England Homes and the Anglican Home Mission Society (which became Anglicare in 1997). Anglicare Welfare Services was part of Anglicare, as were organisations such as Charlton Youth Services, Care Force and Carramar Adoption Agency.

When Homes and services operated by these committees and organisations closed, the records were sent to Anglicare Child Youth and Family Services (formerly Care Force), as were adoption records.

Anglicare Child Youth and Family Services became Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services in 2008.

In 2016, the Synod of the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church voted unanimously for the merger of ARV (an aged care provider) and Anglicare.

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    Anglicare Diocese of Sydney

    Anglican Community Services

    Anglicare, Sydney

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