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Inquiry into Children in Institutional and Other Forms of Care (1982 - 1985)
In May 1982, an inquiry began by the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare. The result of this inquiry was the report, 'Children in Institutional and Other Forms of Care: a national perspective' (1985). The Committee noted that little work had been done to date in this area, on a national basis. The Committee's terms of reference included an examination of the changing direction of and attitudes towards institutional care. One factor behind the inquiry was the finding by a previous committee in 1982 that many youth with a background of institutional care subsequently became homeless.
- Children in Institutional and Other Forms of Care: a national perspective - Report of the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, June 1985. Details
- Office of Youth Affairs, Department of Education and Youth Affairs, Children and young people in institutional care: report based on the submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Social Welfare 'Children and Youth Under Institutional Care', Australian Government, June 1984. Details
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 28 October 2011, Last modified: 3 March 2016