'General administration files, multiple number, closed series - Department for Community Welfare and successor agencies' (GRS/2401) is a series of records concerning various subjects such as: minutes of meetings, ministerial enquiries, funding agreements, training programmes etc. related to the work of the Department. These files rarely mention the names of children.
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: 28 May 2013, Last modified: 9 March 2016