Conditional access. Care leavers (and their families) wanting to find information about their time in care, or access personal files can contact Westcare.
The collection includes:
A typical case management file may include some or all of the following records: client information; court reports and related documents; Department of Human Services (DHS) correspondence, forms, etc. In some instances files may also contain letters, photos, jewellery, cards, awards and other keepsakes.
For children and young people placed in out of home care after 2004 the file should also contain information collected under the Looking After Children framework including information about their health, emotional and behavioural development, education, family and social relationships and identity.
If a child has moved, the record might have gone with them to the new program or service provider.
There are digital copies of the paper client files in Westcare in Sunshine. The original records are in offsite secure storage in Sunshine.
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.
05 March 2020
Cite this: http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/guide/vic/E000741
First published by the Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011
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