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The Care Leavers’ Perspective

404 Last year’s conference of the Australian Society of Archivists featured a plenary session: Towards a National Summit – Setting the Records Straight for the Rights of the Child. One of the presentations from this session is now available as a youtube video – Frank Golding’s ‘The Care Leavers’ Perspective’.
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Downtime for maintenance

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Saturday 14 January 2017, from 10am-10pm AEDT, the Find & Connect website will be intermittently offline for server maintenance. The downtime is required to undertake proactive replacement of storage in our servers.
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Support Services – Christmas opening hours

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3Christmas opening hours for the Find & Connect support services differ between states; the opening hours for the services in each state and territory are listed below. When the Find & Connect support services are closed, your calls to 1800 16 11 09 will go to an answering machine. Your calls and emails will be responded to when the offices re-open in the new year.
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Broken links, broken trust

404 In October 2016 in Parramatta, the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA) held its annual conference. This year the theme was: Forging Links – People, Systems, Archives. My conference presentation on 20 October used the Find & Connect web resource as a case study, and explored an issue that is close to my heart and critical to Find & Connect: broken links.
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RAD2 Grants closing soon!

RADP2_logo_tilesize The RAD2 Records Access Documentation Grants are closing soon. Applications need to be in by 5pm (AEST) on Sunday 20 November 2016.
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Downtime for Maintenance

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3On Saturday 12 November, from 6pm-10pm AEDT, the Find & Connect website will be offline for scheduled maintenance. The downtime is required because of changes in our network provider and to add more capacity to the system.
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Transcript – Recordkeeping under Royal Commission spotlight

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3ABC World Today story details some of the difficulties that Care Leavers face when trying to piece together their own histories as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse turns towards recordkeeping

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RAD2 website is up and running

RAD2logoThere’s been so much interest in the upcoming RAD2 grants round we’ve started uploading information to the website already, and also created a Facebook page to keep interested organisations up to date before applications open on 3 October.
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Updates to the web resource

Feedback Last month we uploaded new content to the Find & Connect web resource, including a new page titled ‘Historical Background about Child Welfare’
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New Grants Announced!

RAD2jigsaw A new round of the Records Access Documentation grants for organisations to document records relating to care leavers will open in October.
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