Access to information contained in these records is restricted to ex-clients, or to a member of an ex-client's family providing they have the written permission of that person. Support can be provided to people as they access their records. People applying to get access to information must provide proof of identity.
The records for each individual generally contain:
In addition the general Anglicare collection includes:
The Anglican (or Church of England) Diocese of Sydney developed and supported a number of committees that ran children's homes and programmes in the Sydney metropolitan area from the late nineteenth century until the 2010s.
The main committees running children's homes with the support of the Anglican Diocese were Church of England Homes and the Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society. The Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society changed its name to Anglicare in 1997.
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). Anglicare Child Youth and Family Services became Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services in 2008.
In addition, there are some records and photographs in the Anglicare collection that relate to Homes that Church of England Homes and Sydney Anglican Home Mission Society did not operate. These Homes include the New South Wales Protestant Federation Children's Home at Dulwich Hill, and Cooinoo Children's Home at Enfield. Anglicare did not operate NSW Protestant Federation Children's Home or Cooinoo Children's Home, but when the Homes closed in the 1970s the remaining children were transferred to Church of England Homes at Carlingford; some records were also transferred to Church of England Homes, and are now held at Anglicare.
In 2013 Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services received a Commonwealth Government grant to create an alphabetical index in a database of all children in residential care between the 1930s and 1980s.
In 2017 and 2019, Anglicare received Records Access Documentation Grants to improve access to approximately 1800 unsorted photographs within its collection. These photographs were of buildings, children and staff.
Anglicare has now created digital copies of these photographs and sorted them according to location and date, as accurately as possible given the limited information available. Some children in these photographs have been identified by name. Most of these photographs relate to the Church of England Homes at Carlingford, Charlton Boys' Homes and various Group Homes.
Photographic materials from 1920 to the 1970s were generally created for publicity and fundraising purposes. They include photographs and slides of buildings, special events, holidays, individual children, groups of children and everyday operations of the Homes.
Photographic materials from the 1980s were generally created for internal use of the Homes, and for the life story work of each child. Some of the materials were created for publicity. They include photographs and slides of buildings, special events, individual children, groups of children, outings, holidays and everyday operations of the Homes.
We do not currently have any records linked to this organisation, but records may exist. The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
We do not currently have any photographs linked to this entry. If you know of any additional photographs, please contact us.
The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
25 May 2022
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