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Victoria - Concept

Congregate Care (1940? - 1970?)

From
1940?
To
1970?

Congregate care was a term used to describe large institutions in which children were housed in dormitories, usually divided by age and gender, under the supervision of rostered staff. In the post-war period it was gradually replaced by campus cottage or scattered family group homes where there was a greater possibility of siblings being able to be housed together.

Publications

Reports

  • James Jenkinson Consulting, Guide to Out-of-Home Care Services 1940-2000 - Volume Two: Data Base, Department of Human Services, November 2001. Details

Prepared by: Shurlee Swain