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South Australia - Organisation

Anglican Social Welfare Bureau (1981 - 1988)

From
1981
To
1988
Categories
Anglican, Care Provider and Church Agency

The Anglican Social Welfare Bureau was the new name for the Church of England Social Welfare Bureau from 1981. The name changed when the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania became the Anglican Church of Australia. The Anglican Social Welfare Bureau provided support and advice for people in need of assistance. It was also involved in the placement of children in Anglican Homes and in foster care. The Bureau was replaced by Anglican Community Services in 1988.

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The Anglican Social Welfare Bureau was the new name for the Church of England Social Welfare Bureau from 1981. The name changed when the Anglican Church of Australia was formed from the Church of England in Australia and Tasmania. The Anglican Social Welfare Bureau provided support, advocacy, advice and referral for people in need of assistance. It was also involved in the placement of children in Anglican Homes and in foster care. The Bureau was replaced by Anglican Community Services in 1988.

The Anglican Archives holds general records relating to the work of the Church of England Social Welfare Bureau. These include card indexes, case registers and day books which record information about all people assisted by the Bureau. Most children admitted to Anglican homes have an index card, or register entry, recording details of their situation.

Timeline

 1947 - 1981 Church of England Social Welfare Bureau
       1981 - 1988 Anglican Social Welfare Bureau
             1988 - 1997 Anglican Community Services
                   1997 - Anglicare SA

Related Glossary Terms

Publications

Books

  • Dickey, Brian, Rations, Residence, Resources: A history of social welfare in South Australia since 1836, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1986. Details
  • Dickey, Brian, Giving a hand: A history of Anglicare SA since 1860, Anglicare SA, Adelaide, 2003. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'AnglicareSA History: More than 150 years of helping people in South Australia', in Anglicare SA, Anglicare SA, 2013, http://anglicaresa.com.au/about/history/; George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/.

Prepared by: Melissa Downing and Rachel Tropea