The collection Records of the South Australia Youth Remand and Assessment Centre contains logs, admission/ intake cards and property disposition forms related to the South Australia Youth Remand and Assessment Centre, Vaughan House and a number of other Government-run institutions for children operating between 1961 and 1999.
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: 27 February 2015