The Communicare Records relate to the organisation's work with families in the south eastern corridor of Perth. From 1988 to 1991, Communicare organised placements for children in home-based emergency foster care. Around 1991, Communicare transferred all relevant records regarding these placements to what was then the Department for Community Services. When Communicare ceased providing foster care, it provided some information about care givers to Anglicare.
Access to these records is restricted and confidentiality is protected by Child Protection and Family Support. If you believe the Department may hold records about you, or about a family member, you are encouraged to apply. Access is governed by the Freedom of Information Act 1992 and CPFS has a form on their website which you must use to apply for records.
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: Cate O'Neill
Created: 3 June 2014, Last modified: 14 September 2017