These files contain a brief history of the young person and the issues that led to their referral to Stretch-A-Family. They also contain a record of Stretch-A-Family's involvement with the young person. The following information may be found on a file: name; address at time of admission; date of birth; date of admission; legal status of young person; name and address of guardian; health issues; history of Stretch-A-Family's involvement; date of placement in foster care (if relevant); name of foster carers; education records; and records of involvement with significant people.
Quantity: 500 files (approx.)
Former clients may access personal information about themselves.
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: 10 March 2014