Browse Categories - A

List of Categories

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.
Barwon Association for Youth Support and Accommodation (1981 - 2006)
Barwon Child, Youth & Family (2015 - )
Barwon Youth (2006 - 2015)
Brayton Youth Hostel (1986 - )
Brophy Family and Youth Services (1992 - )
Brophy Memorial Hostel (1976 - 1994)
Cortona Hostel (1973? - 1989?)
Foster Care Westernport (1979 - 1991)
Harrison Community Services (1994 - 2008)
Harrison House Youth Services (1985 - 1994)
Hayeslee House (1976 - 1994)
Lisa Lodge (c. 1994 - 2012)
Lismore House (c. 1982 - 1995)
Wahroonga Hostel (1995 - 2000)
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.
Anglicare Victoria (1997 - )
Arms of Jesus Babies' Home (1925 - 1935)
Beaconsfield Babies' Home (1915 - 1946)
Berry Street Babies' Home and Hospital (1964 - 1975)
Bethany Babies' Home (1928 - 1977)
Catholic Social Service Bureau (1935 - 1998)
CatholicCare (2011 - )
Centacare Catholic Family Services (1998 - 2011)
Child and Family Services Ballarat (1998 - )
Connections UnitingCare (2000 - 2017)
Copelen Street Family Centre (1974 - 1991)
The Foundling Hospital and Infants' Home (1906 - 1964)
Hartnett House (c. 1955 - c. 1982)
Kedesh Maternity Home (1926 - 1986)
Melbourne City Mission Maternity Home (1900 - c. 1955)
Methodist Babies' Home (1929 - c. 1974)
Mission to the Streets and Lanes (1886 - 1997)
Presbyterian and Methodist Child Care Service (1971 - 1977?)
Presbyterian Babies' Home (1928 - 1977)
Seventh Day Adventist Welfare Organisation (1920? - 1993?)
St Gabriel's Babies' Home (1935 - 1975)
St Joseph's Babies' Home (1975 - 1985)
St Joseph's Foundling Hospital (1901 - 1975)
St Luke's Anglicare (1979 - 2014)
Uniting - Connections (2017 - )
Adoption Information Service
The term Adoption Information Service refers to a program established under state or territory adoption legislation to provide access to information to the parties involved in an adoption (i.e. the birth parent/s, the adoptee, the adoptive parents).
Adoption and Family Records Service (c. 1984 - 2010), Department of Human Services
Adoption Information Service (1984 - ), Uniting - Connections
Anglicare Victoria (1997 - )
CatholicCare (2011 - )
Centacare Catholic Family Services (1998 - 2011)
Family Information, Networks and Discovery (2010 - ), Department of Health & Human Services
Uniting - Connections (2017 - )
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).
Children's Welfare Advisory Council (1954 - )
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.
Broken Rites (1992 - )
Care Leavers Australia Network (2000 - )
Connecting Home (2010 - )
CREATE Foundation (1993 - )
National Children's Bureau of Australia (1971 - 1993)
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (1981 - )
Victorian Family Council (1958 - )
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.
Aborigines Act 1910 (1910 - 1915)
The Aborigines Protection Act 1886 (1887 - 1890)
An Act for the further Amendment of the Law relating to Neglected and Criminal Children 1881 (1881 - 1888)
Adoption of Children (Amendment) Act 1953 (1953 - 1959)
Adoption of Children (Amendment) Act 1954 (1955 - 1959)
Adoption of Children Act 1936 (1929 - 1955)
Adoption of Children Act 1942 (1942 - 1959)
Children's Court Act 1917 (1917 - 1928)
Children's Maintenance Act 1924 (1924 - 1929)
Children's Welfare (Amendment) Act 1955 (1955 - 1959)
Children's Welfare Act 1924 (1924 - 1929)
Children's Welfare Act 1926 (1926 - 1929)
Children's Welfare Act 1933 (1933 - 1955)
The Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Amending Act 1884 (1885 - 1890)
The Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Amending Act 1885 (1886 - 1890)
Hospitals and Charities Act 1900 (1900 - 1915)
Infant Life Protection Act 1907 (1907 - 1915)
Maintenance (Amendment) Act 1953 (1954 - 1958)
Maintenance (Consolidation) Act 1957 (1958)
Maintenance (Widowed Mothers) Act 1937 (1938 - 1955)
Maintenance (Widowed Mothers) Act 1941 (1942 - 1955)
Maintenance Act 1933 (1934 - 1958)
Maintenance and Alimony (Imprisonment) Act 1935 (1935 - 1958)
Mental Hygiene (Mode of Citation) Act 1943 (1943 - 1959)
Mental Hygiene Act 1933 (1934 - 1959)
Mental Hygiene Authority Act 1950 (1952 - 1959)
Ministry of Health Act 1943 (1944 - 1956)
Neglected and Criminal Children's Amendment Act 1874 (1875 - 1888)
Neglected and Criminal Children's Amendment Act 1878 (1879 - 1888)
The Public Health Act 1889 (1890)
Public Health Amendment Statute 1883 (1883 - 1890)
Social Welfare (Administration) Act 1977 (1977 - 1983)
Social Welfare (Amendment) Act 1973 (1974 - 1983)
Social Welfare (Amendment) Act 1975 (1976 - 1983), No. 8701
Social Welfare (Amendment) Act 1975 [2] (1976 - 1983), No. 8821
Status of Children (Amendment) Act 1984 (1984 - 1995)
Anglican
The term Anglican describes a person or orgnisation affiliated with the Anglican Church.
Andrew Kerr Memorial Home (c. 1921 - c. 1980)
Anglican Church of Australia (1788 - )
Anglican Diocese of Ballarat (c. 1863 - )
Anglicare Victoria (1997 - )
Arms of Jesus Babies' Home (1925 - 1935)
Beryl Booth Court (1978 - 1991)
Blackburn South Cottages (1963 - 1988)
Brady House (1964 - 1978)
Broadmeadows Family Centre (1974 - 1997?)
Buckland House (c. 1980 - 1994)
Burton Hall Training Farm (1950? - 1967?)
Butler House for Homeless Girls (1934 - 1940s)
Church of England Boys' Society (1914 - )
Church of England Boys' Society Training Farm (1937 - 1950)
Church of England Homes for Children (1894 - c. 1968)
Community of the Holy Name (1888 - )
Darling Babies' Home (1927 - 1967)
Ellen Connell Holiday Home (1955 - 1973)
Fairhaven (1927 - 1953)
Fernhurst (1968 - 1978?)
George Hall Hostel for School Leavers (1973? - 1976?)
Gippsland Family Services (1979 - )
Girls' Friendly Society (Victoria) (1883 - )
Heathfield Homes Reformatory School for Protestant Boys (1905 - 1915)
The Homes for Children and Family Counselling Service (1968 - c. 1975)
The Horseshoe (1926 - 1927)
House of Mercy (c. 1892 - 1946)
Kedesh Maternity Home (1926 - 1986)
Mission House (1886 - c. 1997)
Mission of St James and St John (1919 - 1997)
Mission to the Streets and Lanes (1886 - 1997)
Moira Private Hospital (1924? - 1950?)
Molloy House (1968 - c. 1983)
Napier House (1990? - 1997?)
Peninsula Family Services (1980 - )
Ramoth (1926 - 1927)
Ramoth Toddlers' Home (1927 - c. 1932)
Ramsay Mailer Hostel (1983 - 1990?)
Ruthven Hostel (1974 - c. 1983)
School of Homecrafts Hostel (c. 1925 - 1976)
Southbridge Adolescent Services
St Agnes' Girls' Home (1926 - 1963)
St Barnabas' Boys' Home (1934 - 1939)
St Cuthbert's Home for Boys (1948 - 1977)
St David's Hostel (c. 1973 - 1997?)
St Faith's (1975 - c. 1984)
St Gabriel's Babies' Home (1935 - 1975)
St John's by the Sea (1951 - 1958?)
St John's Home for Boys and Girls (1958 - 1997)
St John's Homes for Boys (c. 1924 - 1958)
St Luke's Anglicare (1979 - 2014)
St Luke's Toddlers' Home (1932 - 1979)
St Martin's Home for Boys (1921 - c. 1926)
St Martin's House (1944 - 2000?)
St Nicholas' Boys' Home (1926 - c. 1955)
St Paul's Discovery Centre (1979 - 2004?)
St Paul's Home For Boys (1955 - 1979)
St Paul's Training School (1928 - 1955)
Unit 64 (1975 - c. 1984)