The Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (CFWB) was established on 2 June 1970 as a part-time social work service of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth, with a focus on children in Catholic institutions. In June 1977 it became part of Centrecare.
The Catholic Family Welfare Bureau (CFWB) was established as a part-time agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Perth in June 1970. It had an initial focus on overseeing applications for institutional care, with the following priorities:
According to Coldrey in his history of Clontarf (The Scheme p.174), the CFWB had an immediate impact on Clontarf's admission policies with 'ordinary country boarders and local day boys' no longer being admitted.
In June 1977 the CFWB became part of Centrecare.
1947? - 1970 Catholic Episcopal Migration and Welfare Association [CEMWA]
1970 - 1977 Catholic Family Welfare Bureau
1977 - Centrecare
Sources used to compile this entry: Coldrey, Barry M., The Scheme: the Christian Brothers and Childcare in Western Australia, Argyle-Pacific Pub., O'Connor, W.A., 1993. pp.173-174.; Information Services, Department for Community Development, 'Catholic Family Welfare Bureau', 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.
Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser
Created: 15 March 2011, Last modified: 29 April 2014