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New South Wales - Organisation

Department of Human Services (2009 - 2011)

State Government of New South Wales

From
2009
To
2011
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider, Foster Care and Government Department
Alternative Names
  • Community Services
  • DoCS

The Department of Health and Community Services was the name given to the Department of Community Services in 2009. The Department of Human Services was a multi-agency department that included the Department of Community Services and the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care. In 2011 the name of this Department was changed to the Department of Family and Community Services, which also included Community Services and the Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care.

Timeline

 1881 - 1923 State Children's Relief Board
       1923 - 1970 Child Welfare Department
             1970 - 1973 Department of Child Welfare and Social Welfare
                   1973 - 1975 Department of Youth and Community Services
                         1975 - 1976 Department of Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs
                               1976 - 1988 Department of Youth and Community Services
                                     1988 - 1991 Department of Family and Community Services
                                           1991 - 1992 Department of Health and Community Services
                                                 1992 - 2009 Department of Community Services
                                                 2001 - 2009 Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care
                                                       2009 - 2011 Department of Human Services
                                                             2011 - Department of Family and Community Services

Related Organisations

Publications

Resources

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Association of Children's Welfare Agencies, A Short History of Out of Home Care in New South Wales, Prepared for the Coalition for Children in Care, 2010. Also available at http://www.acwa.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/short_history_OOHC.pdf; Coalition for Children in Care, A brief history of Out of Home Care in NSW since 1980, ACWA, 2010.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry