Mallee Family Care was established in 1979, one of a number of regional programs established by Melbourne Family Care. These new organisations came into being in a policy environment in which the government was pursuing options for children to be placed in 'care' in or near the communities in which their families lived. Having been established by Melbourne Family Care, Mallee Family Care became a separate legal entity in 1984.
Sources used to compile this entry: Sources used to compile this entry include http://www.malleefamilycare.com.au/Home.aspx (accessed 10 March 2014).
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 5 June 2009, Last modified: 10 March 2014