Children's Protection Society (CPS) Records are a collection of records held by the Department of Health & Human Services dating from 1970 to 1995 (with the majority of files from the early 1970s until 1986). The collection contains client case file index cards, case notes, client case files, correspondence, investigation notes, case closure summaries, court reports, consultation forms and notification forms. These records cover CPS work across Victoria; including regions centred on Preston, Loddon Mallee, Otways, Western Port, Grampians, Ringwood and central Melbourne.
These records can be accessed through the Department's Freedom of Information arrangements; however, former residents (and their families) are encouraged to contact Kids First Australia (formerly the Children's Protection Society) to gain access to records. For access to records created from 1986 onwards contact Kids First Australia.
The personal information included within the files varies depending upon the series. Series within the Children's Protection Society Records collection include:
Sources used to compile this entry: Email and attachment from Arieta Lumani (Records Officer, Department of Health & Human Services), dated 28 September 2015, held in the project files at the University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre.
Prepared by: Rosemary Francis and Nicola Laurent
Created: 26 October 2011, Last modified: 11 December 2018