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Recording RAD2

There are more records up on site, Care Leavers can access records faster, and organisations are improving their records access policies thanks to the RAD2 funding round.
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RAD2 Grants: the first 10 projects

tn_homes Late last year, 17 organisations were successful in their application for funding under the Records Access Documentation (RAD2) Grants. Here’s what they achieved.
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The power imbalance inherent in records and archives

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 In September 2016, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its Consultation Paper into Records and recordkeeping practices. Submissions were invited and subsequently published on the Royal Commission website.
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A proactive approach to access

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 Discussions about access to records for Care Leavers often focus on issues like redaction and the complex web of legal mechanisms governing who can and cannot consult records. But proactive disclosure of information also plays an integral role in providing access to records.
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RAD2 Workshops

RADP2_logo_tilesizeEarlier this year, 16 organisations were funded to make records more accessible to Care Leavers through the RAD2 (Records Access Documentation) Grants Program. In February, the RAD2 team delivered workshops to successful applicants.
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Child Welfare Timeline

Interactive Child Welfare TimelineThe interactive Child Welfare Timeline was introduced to the Find & Connect web resource last year to provide a more engaging experience for people interested in an overview of the major events and legislation in the history of child welfare in Australia.
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Finding Records

tn_Even-more-boxes-on-shelvesThe Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has just completed its biggest ever records management project. Finding Records is a new website that allows users to find, read, download and print detailed guides to the collections of historical paper-based records related to former Victorian wards of the state and care leavers.
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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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Broken links – so much more than frustration

404Error Are they trying to hide something? I’ve been led astray! (Participant, Find & Connect Usability testing, 2012) Broken links are all over the internet, but what few people realise is the powerful, negative, even traumatising effect they can have on vulnerable people. Fixing them is part of my job, and something that takes (quite a lot of) time.
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Promoting the Principles

tn_Guidelines-cover Wattle Place hosts a regular interagency meeting of services in the Sydney area who hold care records. At one of our recent meetings we invited Barbara Reed of Recordkeeping Innovation to speak about her work with the Department of Social Services and the creation of the Access to Records by Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants
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