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Rochebank Family Group Home (c. 1981 - 2009)

  • The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home

    The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home, 2012, by Caroline Evans
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From
c. 1981
To
2009
Categories
Family Group Home, Government-run, Home and Temporary Care

Rochebank Family Group Home, run by the government, replaced Rochebank Hostel in about 1981. It was in the Glebe. Rochebank provided temporary accommodation to children who were wards of state or supervised in other ways by the Social Welfare Department and its successors. Rochebank closed in 2009.

Details

A married woman managed Rochebank Family Group Home with the assistance of her husband, who was in paid employment outside the Home. In return, they did not pay rent.

The Home provided accommodation for new wards of the state or children on remand from the courts until the Department found a more permanent placement for them. It also took in children requiring temporary accommodation or in transit between homes. Some children stayed in the home longer if they got on well with the foster parent. Like Rochebank Hostel, Rochebank Family Group Home took in a number of teenage girls.

Location

c. 1981 - 2009
Location - Rochebank Family Group Home was in Edward Street, Glebe. Location: Glebe

Publications

Reports

  • Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ending 1982, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1982. Details
  • Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1984, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1984. Details
  • Ombudsman Tasmania, Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children - Final Report - Phase 2, June 2006. Details

Photos

The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home
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The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home
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Date
2012

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The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home from the side
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The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home from the side
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Date
2012

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The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home
Title
The former Cottage Home, Rochebank Hostel and Family Group Home
Type
Image
Date
2012

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Department of Social Welfare: report for the year ending 1982, Department of Social Welfare, Hobart, 1982; Department for Community Welfare: annual report for the year ended 30 June 1984, Department for Community Welfare, Hobart, 1984; Ombudsman Tasmania, Review of claims of abuse from adults in state care as children - Final Report - Phase 2, June 2006.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans