The collection Records of the Department for Community Welfare and Successor Agencies includes records created by the Department for Comminuty Welfare and its successor agencies.
A Research Centre Members card, obtainable at the Archives, is required to research records held at State Records.
Although some very early records relating to children in care in South Australia are open for access, most records relating to children are subject to a 100 year restriction, particularly those which contain personal information about individuals. Written permission must be obtained from the government agency which created the record in order to access restricted material. To obtain permission a Freedom of Information (FOI) request form must be submitted to the relevant government department. State Records staff will be able to assist you with this.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 5 September 2011, Last modified: 15 October 2018