The Department of Community Welfare Annual Report of 1989-1990 described a state ward as a child who had been neglected, committed a 'serious offence', or who had been admitted to the care of the state following an application by his or her parents to the Minister.
In 1990, the numbers of state wards had declined to 383. The reasons were thorough investigation of notifications of child neglect or abuse and better support for families, including improved access to housing services and child care.
In 2012, there are 1000 wards of state.
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The Find & Connect Support Service can help people who lived in orphanages and children's institutions look for their records.
13 February 2019
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/tas/TE00224
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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