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Recording RAD 2019

RAD results The Records Access Documentation Grants have made many more records available to people who were in care as children

A decade since “sorry”

Children for adoption The 16/11/2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

10th Anniversary of the National Apology – Events

pinTo mark the 10th Anniversary of the National Apology, Find & Connect services around the country are holding events, listed here

Map of Children’s Homes

map There were around 500 000 children in care in Australia from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Now they have a new way of filling in the gaps of their childhood memories.

RADGrant Indexing and Documentation of St. Christopher’s Home Records

Children in the back of a tractor driven wagon People who spent time in St Christopher’s Home in Taree as children will now have faster, better access to records.

Supporting access being granted to institutional care records in NSW – Information Commissioner Guideline

Woodlands boys home Guest Blog: The importance of gaining access to information about out of home care has been recognised with the launch of a new guideline by the NSW Information Commissioner

RADGrant Preservation & Supported Access

St Joseph'sRecords that have been improperly stored are often damaged & difficult to access. MacKillop’s RAD funded project will protect, index & digitise records of more than 2000 children

Growing Up In Care

Records “Next thing I was in a ‘centre’. I was given new/old clothes to change into out back of some place… It smelled of old clothes.”

How feedback shapes what you see on Find & Connect

RecordsEvery feedback email received can help Find & Connect tell the full story of the experience of a childhood in “care”

RADGrant Heritage Service Records

St John'sWhere records have been incorrectly described & catalogued, Care Leavers are unable to access information important to them. Anglicare Vic’s RADGrant will rectify this.

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