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New South Wales - Archival Series

Casework files (1988 - )

Presbyterian Social Services


These are casework files for all youths who have resided at 'Kyle Williams', 'New Anchor' and 'Cornerstone' since 1988. The files contain information about the youth including: name; date of birth; names of parents and siblings; family background information; reason for entering the residential unit; referral details; counselling information; case conference notes; etc.

Related records

Presbyterian Social Services also maintains a comprehensive computerised database containing key information on all youths who have resided in the three units since 1988.


Access Conditions

Access to information contained in these records is restricted to the person to whom the information relates. As many of the residents have been wards placed by the Department of Community Services, access is usually granted after consultation with the Department. Access is generally supervised, and the client provided with some preparatory counselling.


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