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Child and Family Services Ballarat (1998 - )

  • Ballarat Orphanage Interments

    Ballarat Orphanage Interments, courtesy of Child and Family Services Ballarat.
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From
1998
Categories
Adoption Agency, Care Provider, Community Service Organisation, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • CAFS (Acronym)
  • Child and Family Services Ballarat Incorporated (Legal name)
Website
http://www.cafs.org.au/

Child and Family Services Ballarat (CAFS) came into being in 1998. Previously, it was known as Ballarat Children's Homes and Family Services. CAFS is a community service organisation that provides a range of programs and services to children, young people and families. The heritage of the organisation dates back to 1865, when the Ballarat District Orphan Asylum was established, amid great concern for the children affected by the rapid social changes of the gold rush era.

Timeline

 1865 - 1909 Ballarat District Orphan Asylum
       1909 - 1968 Ballarat Orphanage
             1968 - 1984 Ballarat Children's Home
                   1984 - 1998 Ballarat Children's Homes and Family Services
                         1998 - Child and Family Services Ballarat

Related Organisations

Publications

Reports

  • Morris, Miss Ethel, A Century of Child Care: the story of Ballarat Orphanage, 1865-1965, Ballarat Orphanage, c.1965. Details

Online Resources

Photos

Ballarat Orphanage Interments
Title
Ballarat Orphanage Interments
Type
Document
Source
Child and Family Services Ballarat

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Ballarat Orphanage and Children's Homes', in Child and Family Services Ballarat Website, Child and Family Services Ballarat, https://cafs.org.au/heritage-centre/ballarat-orphanage-and-childrens-home/.

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill