• Archival Series

Senior Officer's Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit]

To access these records

Please contact the Care Leaver Records Access Unit, Community Services:

Postal Address: Care Leaver Records Access Unit, Community Services, Department of Communities and Justice, Locked Bag 5000, Parramatta NSW 2150

Phone: 1300 137 160 or (02) 9716 2500

Email: CareLeaverRecordsAccessUnit@facs.nsw.gov.au

Website: https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/families/out-of-home-care/about-out-of-home-care/were-you-in-out-of-home-care

Reference Number

Quote this number to access your records: State Records Authority of New South Wales Series Number, 14773

Details

Senior Officer’s Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit] include information on admissions and discharges (names only); statistics on numbers of admissions/discharges and numbers of residents present; and daily reports with particular references to breaches of conduct and other disciplinary matters.

Access Conditions

Access to these records is currently restricted. In New South Wales, records relating to individuals, such as case files and correspondence are closed to public access for 100 years. Records such as registers and indexes are closed to public access for 80 years.

People wishing to access records about themselves will need to submit a GIPA (Government Information Public Access) form to the Department of Communities and Justice Open Government, Information and Privacy unit.

Records

This record series was previously called Senior Officer’s Log Books [Yawarra Training School for Boys, Kurri Kurri], but by July 2020 the name had been changed to Senior Officer’s Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit] by NSW State Archives & Records. According to Connecting Kin (1998), there were 7 volumes of the Senior Officer’s Log Books [Yawarra Training School for Boys, Kurri Kurri]. In July 2020 the NSW State Archives & Records listing for Senior Officer’s Log Books [Cobham Residential Care Unit] did not state whether there were multiple volumes to the series.

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