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Adolescent Care
Adolescent Care refers to models of out-of-home care geared to the needs of young people, including Adolescent Units, Early Adolescent Units, Teenage Units and Adolescent Community Placement. Programs for adolescents became more common from the 1980s.
Abermere Hostel (1965 - 1975)
Ashley Home for Boys (1926 - 1999)
Ashley Youth Detention Centre (1999 - )
Bevis Marks Independent Living Unit (1988 - 1995?)
Glenhaven Children's Home (1967? - 1988?)
Independent Living Unit (1983? - 1990?)
Independent Living Unit (c. 1983 - 1995?)
Magdalen Home (1893 - 1974)
Malmesbury Girls' Home (1950 - 1962)
Maylands Girls' Unit (1983 - 1998)
Omaru Hostel (1968 - c. 1974)
Rochebank Hostel (c. 1950 - c. 1980)
Weeroona Girls' Training Centre (1959 - 1979)
Wybra Hall (1956 - 1988)
Adoption Agency
The term Adoption Agency refers to any organisation involved in the adoption of babies and children, whether this was mandated by legislation or not. The adoption of children was, and is, controlled by state laws and the states of Australia introduced their first adoption acts at different times, beginning with Western Australia in 1896. Prior to the existence of legislation which legally recognised adoption, 'de facto', 'private' or 'unofficial' adoptions took place. These adoptions were arranged by individuals (such as midwives, or solicitors), by organisations (such as religious or charitable agencies), as well as by government departments.
Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (1959 - 1977)
Centacare Tasmania (1977 - )
Child Welfare Division (c. 1953 - 1980)
Advisory Council
The term Advisory Council refers to a group established by legislation to act in an advisory capacity to government on a particular area of policy (such as child welfare).
Child Welfare Advisory Council (1960 - c. 1998)
Advocacy Body
An Advocacy Body is a group formed by people who share concerns around a particular issue, in this case child welfare, and who seek to raise the priority of their concerns on the public and/or government agendas.
Alliance for Forgotten Australians (2006 - )
Care Leavers of Australia Network (2000 - )
Homemaker Service (1976 - 1992?)
Amending Act
An Amending Act is a law passed to amend (change) another law. Amending Acts can change original pieces of legislation (Principal Acts) or they can change previous Amending Acts.
Age of Majority Act 1973 (1973 - )
Apprenticing the Children of the Queen's Orphan School Amendment - amendment 1841 (1841 - 1861)
Apprenticing the Children of the Queen's Orphan Schools Amendment 1840 (1840 - 1861)
Child Protection Act 1975 (1975 - 1998)
Child Protection Act 1978 (1978 - 1998)
Child Protection Act Amendment Act 1990 (1990 - 1998)
Child Protection Amendment Act 1982 (1982 - 1998)
Child Protection Amendment Act 1986 (1986 - 1998)
Child Protection Amendment Act 1987 (1987 - 1998)
Child Welfare Act 1960 (1960 - 2003)
Child Welfare Amendment Act (No.2) 1982
Child Welfare Amendment Act 1982 (1982 - 2003)
Child Welfare Amendment Act 1993 (1993 - 2003)
Children, Young Persons and Their Families Amendment Act 2009 (2009 - )
Children, Young Persons and Their Families Amendment Act 2011 (2011 - )
The Children's Charter Amendment Act 1921 (1921 - 1936)
Children's Charter Amendment Act 1923 (1923 - 1936)
The Contagious Diseases Act 1881 (1881 - 1935)
Contagious Diseases Act 1882 (1882 - 1935)
Contagious Diseases Amendment Act 1879 (1879 - 1935)
The Deserted Wives and Children Maintenance Amendment Act 1898 (1898 - 1920)
The Deserted Wives and Children Maintenance Amendment Act 1907 (1907 - 1920)
Destitute Children Act 1875 (1875 - 1896)
Guardianship and Custody of Infants Act 1957 (1957 - 1958)
Infants' Welfare Act 1940 (1940 - 1958)
The Maintenance Act (No.2) 1934 (1935 - 1938)
The Maintenance Act 1924 (1924 - 1968)
Maintenance Act 1925 (1925 - 1938)
The Maintenance Act 1929 (1929 - 1938)
The Maintenance Act 1931 (1931 - 1938)
The Maintenance Act 1932 (1932 - 1938)
The Maintenance Act 1934 (1934 - 1938)
The Maintenance Act 1942 (1942 - 1958)
The Maintenance Act 1951 (1951 - 1958)
The Maintenance Act 1956 (1956 - 1958)
The Maintenance Act 1957 (1957 - 1958)
Marriage Act 1896 (1896 - 1943)
Marriage Act 1926 (1926 - 1938)
Marriage Act 1929 (1929 - 1938)
The Marriage Amendment Act 1906 (1906 - 1938)
Marriage Amendment Act 1917 (1917 - 1938)
The Master and Servant Act 1856 (1856 - 1986)
The Master and Servant Act 1882 (1882 - 1938)
The Master and Servant Act 1884 (1884 - 1938)
The Master and Servant Act 1887 (1887 - 1938)
The Master and Servant Act 1942 (1942 - 1958)
The Mental Diseases Hospitals Act 1915 (1915 - 1938)
The Mental Diseases Hospitals Act 1926 (1926 - 1938)
The Mental Diseases Hospitals Act 1929 (1929 - 1938)
Mental Health Act 1963 (1963 - 1999)
Mental Health Amendment Act 1981 (1981 - 1991)
Mental Health Amendment Act 1984 (1984 - 1991)
Mental Hospitals Act 1885 (1885 - 1963)
Mental Hospitals Act 1939 (1939 - 1958)
Mental Hospitals Act 1942 (1942 - 1958)
Mental Hospitals Act 1951 (1951 - 1958)
Mental Hospitals Act 1960 (1960 - 1963)
The Public Charities Act 1929 (1929 - 1935)
The Public Health Act (No. 2) 1918 (1918 - 1935)
The Public Health Act 1887 (1887 - 1904)
The Public Health Act 1889 (1889 - 1904)
The Public Health Act 1917 (1917 - 1935)
The Public Health Act 1918 (1918 - 1935)
The Public Health Act 1929 (1929 - 1935)
The Public Health Amendment Act 1896 (1896 - 1904)
The Public Health Amendment Act 1907 (1907 - 1938)
The Public Health Amendment Act 1908 (1908 - 1935)
The Public Health Amendment Act 1909 (1909 - 1935)
The Public Health Amendment Act 1910 (1910 - 1935)
The Public Health Amendment Act 1917 (1917 - 1935)
Public Welfare Institutions Act 1945 (1945 - 1958)
Public Welfare Institutions Act 1973 (1973 - 1985)
Queen's Asylum Act No.2 1870 (1870 - 1934)
The Training Schools Amendment Act 1880 (1880 - 1896)
The Training Schools Amendment Act 1885 (1885 - 1896)
Youthful Offenders Destitute and Neglected Children's Amendment Act 1905 (1905 - 1918)
Anglican
The term Anglican describes a person or orgnisation affiliated with the Anglican Church.
The Anglican Church of Australia (1981 - )
Anglicare Tasmania (1977 - )
Cape Barren Island Reserve (1881 - 1951)
The Church of England in Australia and Tasmania (1788 - 1981)
Clarendon Children (c. 2006 - )
Clarendon Children's Home (1923 - 2004)
Home of Mercy (1890 - c. 1953)
Hope Cottage (1887 - 1900?)
Residential Care
Roland Boys' Home (1951 - c. 1993)
St Michael's Priory (1969 - 1977)
Approved Children's Home
The term 'Approved Children's Home' was applied to Homes that had been certified for the care of children under the relevant state legislation.
Bethany Boys' Home (1947 - 1978)
Boys' Town (1945 - 1956)
Clarendon Children's Home (1923 - 2004)
Glendel Children's Home (1970? - c. 1992)
Glenhaven Children's Home (1967? - 1988?)
Hillcrest Children's Home (1966 - 1984)
Kennerley Children's Home (1969 - )
Magdalen Home (1893 - 1974)
Mara House (1985 - )
Northern Tasmanian Home for Boys (1921 - 1973)
Orana Retarded Children's Home (1968 - 1990?)
Roland Boys' Home (1951 - c. 1993)
Rosebank Cottage for Disabled Children (1979 - c. 1994)
Roseneath Children's Home (c. 1982 - c. 1985)
Savio College (1956 - 1973)
St Joseph's Orphanage (1879 - 1969)
St Michael's Priory (1969 - 1977)
Yalambee Hostel (1958 - 1994)