Records of Eddy's Place includes Residents' files starting from 1989.
Conditional Access - Former residents (and their families) can contact the Heritage and Information Service at MacKillop Family Services to gain access to records. The Heritage and Information Service recommends people contact them through the Records Enquiry Form on the website.
According to the publication Connecting Kin these Residents' Files (1989-present) record family and personal details of the young person, including: name; date of birth; and admission and discharge details. Some files contain psychological reports and information from the Department of Community Services and Department of Juvenile Justice. Admission and discharge information is sent to the Department of Community Services' Research and Data Analysis Branch for inclusion in their admission and discharge database. Files are retained for fifteen years and are then destroyed. Quantity: 223 files (in 1998).
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, http://nma.gov.au/blogs/inside/files/2011/02/connectkin_guide1.pdf.
Prepared by: Melissa Downing
Created: 10 August 2011, Last modified: 9 May 2018