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Western Australia - Concept

Scatter Cottage (1970s - 1980s)

From
1970s
To
1980s
Categories
Type of 'care'
Alternative Names
  • Scatter Home (also known as)

Scatter cottage was a term used to describe a model of out-of-home care in the 1970s and 1980s. A scatter cottage was a house that was run by an institution but was not on the same property as the main institutional buildings. Usually, up to 10 children lived in a scatter cottage with houseparents.

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The 'Homes' Herald, 1970 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1970 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1970
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives

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The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Title
The 'Homes' Herald, 1974 [Methodist Homes for Children]
Type
Document
Date
December 1974
Source
Uniting Church (Synod of Western Australia) Archives

Details

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.

Prepared by: Debra Rosser