By the early twentieth century the North Coast Children's Home was changing its purpose and young people in its care found the name stigmatising and asked if it could be changed. According to CASPA's website, the name CASPA was inspired by the cartoon character Casper the friendly ghost.
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27 July 2016
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First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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