Claring-bould Cottage was a Cottage Home for children run by the Anglican Church of Australia. It is believed to have opened in the early 1980s. As with other Cottage Homes, Claring-bould Cottage was designed to accommodate around eight to ten children in a home-like atmosphere. In 1984 Claring-bold Cottage closed and reopened in 1985 at a new location in Gilles Plains. Claring-bold Cottage is believed to have closed in the mid 1990s.
During the 1970s and 1980s the government encouraged non-government care providers to move away from large institutions and develop smaller group residential care for children in need. After the passing of the Community Welfare Act in 1972, non-government agencies were required to sign agreements with the government and to adhere to standards of residential care.
During the 1980s the Anglican Church opened a number of cottages and units in various areas. These included Claring-bould Cottage which the Annual Reports of Anglican Child Care Services show was open by 1982. In 1984 Claring-bould Cottage was closed and then reopened in December 1985 in a new location at Vicar Street, Gilles Plains.
As with other Cottage Homes, Claring-bould Cottage was designed to accommodate around eight to ten children in a home-like atmosphere which potentially allowed for more individual attention. More research is required to confirm the original location of Claring-bould Cottage.
Sources used to compile this entry: George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Mullighan, the Hon E.P., Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry: Allegations of sexual abuse and death from criminal conduct, presented to the South Australian Parliament by the Hon. E.P. Mullighan QC, Commisioner, Children in State Care Commission of Enquiry, Adelaide, South Australia, 2008, 564 pp, https://www.childprotection.sa.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/107201/children-in-state-care-commission-of-inquiry-introducation.pdf; Email from Robyn Radford, Archivist at Anglican Archives, with information from Anglican Child Care Services Annual Reports 1982-1995 received 1 May 2014.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 17 February 2011, Last modified: 28 November 2014