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Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child

Thumbprint logo The National Summit on Setting the Record Straight for the Rights of the Child is less than 2 months away.
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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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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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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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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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Roots

tn_Richard-Rose-tree.png On Monday 18 July 2016, the University of Melbourne hosted a workshop related to ‘Routes to the Past’, a project exploring possibilities for new collaborative approaches to working with Care Leavers, supporting them through the processes of accessing records, discovering their family history and coming to terms with a past in institutional ‘care’.
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‘Let me tell you’: Designing personal digital archives for children in out-of-home care

LifeStory Personal recordkeeping refers to the processes of creating, capturing, organising and pluralising records of a personal nature, whether by the individuals themselves or by others. This means that the records that are created about a child in out-of-home care (OOHC) actually forms part of that child’s personal recordkeeping.
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‘Your mum wrote every week’

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The records held by past providers are vitally important to Care Leavers seeking to understand their own past, and are potential evidence for individual legal action and enquiries such as the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Access to records is a key step to restorative justice, and organisations can show their commitment by being transparent about the records they hold.
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Service Records as a piece of the puzzle

Leonard_Bugg_thumbRecently at Lotus Place we have noticed a flurry of interest in service records, particularly from World War Two. Overwhelmingly these relate to fathers / grandfathers / brothers / uncles but there are also a number of mothers / grandmothers / sisters / aunts who enlisted. People find a range of benefits when they access a service record.
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