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New South Wales - Archival Series

Short Term Foster Care Program: Client Files (1997 - )

CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services


Short Term Foster Care Program: Client Files is an archival series held by CatholicCare Hunter-Manning Social Services that related to the Short Term Foster Care Program run by Centacare Newcastle. The foster care program commenced when the residential care program closed. The files (1997-present) comprise two filing cabinet drawers, and contain case notes, including information about the application for care, the reason for care, details of the placement of the child or young person, and after care notes.


Access Conditions

Any former child client of the Alternate Care programs may view their file in the presence of a social worker from the Foster Care Team. Proof of identification is required.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Thinee, Kristy and Bradford, Tracy, Connecting Kin: Guide to Records, A guide to help people separated from their families search for their records [completed in 1998], New South Wales Department of Community Services, Sydney, New South Wales, 1998,

Prepared by: Melissa Downing