A family group Home is the name given to a model of 'care' where small groups of children are accommodated in buildings that approximate the size and form of a normal family home. They began to appear as a form of 'care' in Australia from the late 1940s, following concerns about the lack of individual attention given to children in large-scale institutions.
Sources used to compile this entry: Mercy Family Services: Our Origins and Traditions, http://www.mercyfamilyservices.org.au/.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 1 November 2011, Last modified: 26 February 2015