The Norwood Youth Shelter was the new name for the Contact and Exchange Centre when it moved to Norwood in 1978. The independently run shelter provided support and long term accommodation for young people coming out of institutional care. Records suggest that the Shelter closed in the 1980s.
The Norwood Youth Shelter was the new name for the Contact and Exchange Centre when it moved to Norwood in 1978. The shelter was run by an independent group of social workers and social work students from the South Australian Institute of Technology.
At Norwood the shelter focused on providing supportive longer term accommodation for young people coming out of institutional care. During the 2004-2008 Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry, the Norwood Youth Shelter came under scrutiny in relation to an allegation of abuse at the shelter. The exact closing date for the Norwood Youth Shelter is unknown but records suggest it may have closed in the 1980s.
1975 - 1978 Contact and Exchange Centre
1978 - 1980s Norwood Youth Shelter
Sources used to compile this entry: 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; Notes created by Karen George during research for Finding Your Own Way, 2004-2005.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 3 June 2014