Earlwood Family Group Home
These Client Files include case notes, social worker's notes, admission forms, school correspondence, etc. for each child or youth living in the Group Home. Occasionally there are school reports, medical reports, copies of court orders and mandates, case conference minutes, and photographs. A number of the files pre-date the opening of the home, as they relate to children who had previously been in another of the Salvation Army's homes.
Former residents and clients can access information about themselves after providing proof of identity. Access to information may be given to a third party providing they have written permission from the person to whom the information relates, can prove a connection with that person, or show evidence that the person is deceased. All other applications for access will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Access to information about adoptions is subject to the provisions of the NSW Adoption Act 2000.
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: 17 May 2014