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Anglicare Emergency Foster Care Scheme (1989 - 1992)

From
1989
To
1992
Categories
Anglican and Foster Care

Anglicare 'Emergency Foster Care Scheme' was a fostercare placement program established in 1989 to provide crisis and/or emergency accommodation for young people for up to 28 days. The program ceased in 1992 and was continued by Anglicare's Teenshare program.

Details

From 1989 until 1992, Anglicare ran an Emergency Foster Care Scheme in the metropolitan area placing young people with foster families. According to Anglicare (2014), this was a 'cooperative initiative with Communicare to coordinate' the scheme. Respite or planned placements were not available under this scheme, and 'all referrals had to be crisis/unplanned placements'. Many of the children placed in the Emergency Foster Care Scheme would have been referred to Anglicare by the government departments responsible for child welfare.

From 1992, Anglicare's 'Emergency Foster Care Scheme' was continued by its Teenshare program.

Events

1989 - 1992
Location - Anglicare Emergency Foster Care Scheme ran in the Perth metropolitan area.. Location: Perth

Timeline

 1989 - 1992 Anglicare Emergency Foster Care Scheme
       1991 - 2010 Anglicare Teenshare
             2010 - 2017 Anglicare Fostering Futures

Related Archival Collections

Related Glossary Terms

Related Organisations

  • Anglicare Homesharers (1982 - 1992)

    Anglicare Emergency Foster Care Scheme ran concurrently with Anglicare Homesharers providing foster care placements to young people in Perth.

  • Communicare (1977 - )

    Anglicare Emergency Foster Care Scheme was jointly coordinated with Communicare.

Publications

Reports

  • Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992. Details

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx; Western Australia. Department for Community Services, Annual Report: Department for Community Services, Western Australia, Government of Western Australia, [Perth], 1985-1992; 'History of Fostering Futures' received by email from Anglicare WA on 17 July 2014.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser