Montrose Child Protection Centre, in Burwood, was established around 1978. Before it was converted by the Department of Youth and Community Services to a specialist child protection centre it had been the Montrose Infants' Home. From 1978 Montrose functioned as crisis accommodation and a hostel for children who needed protection from abuse. It also served as the administrative premises for Montrose Child Protection Unit. It had closed by 2009. In 2011 Montrose was a private residence.
Montrose Child Protection Centre was established in 'Montrose', a property which had been owned by the New South Wales Government since in the 1920s, and which had served as a home for mothers and babies and an infants' home.
Sources used to compile this entry: Montrose Child Protection Centre [Image], Date: 7 June 1979; Montrose Child Protection Unit Burwood [Image], Date: 7 June 1979; Social workers playing with State wards at Montrose C.L.P.U., Burwood [Image], Date: 26 February 1980.
Prepared by: Naomi Parry
Created: 22 August 2013, Last modified: 4 May 2014