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Language and the Words We Use

The aim of this is not to censor, or to sugar-coat the history of ‘care’ – it is instead about us making more conscious choices about the language we use when we publish content. We acknowledge that language is not neutral or ‘historical’, and in reproducing offensive language we are endorsing or perpetuating systems that have caused great injustice and harm. It is also about acknowledging more fully the reality of those actions in the past, and the impacts of those that are ongoing.
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Caught on Film

Film taken in children’s homes and institutions provide a skewed view of life in care, but also some insights into life at the time.

Care Experienced History Month

“It’s not always about the worst, sometimes we really need to keep that balance with good stuff”

Find & Connect recognised with awards

Two of the Find & Connect Team were this year recognised for their work in the Australian Society of Archivists Mander Jones Awards.

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.

What do you think of Find & Connect?

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Building trust on both sides

This week, we’re receiving the Hamer-Keegan Award and speaking at the Society of American Archivists Conference about what we do, how we do it, and how we’re sharing our work in building trust and transparency into archival practice.
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Implementing a Care Model at the University of Melbourne Archives

In 2017, the University of Melbourne Archives (UMA) undertook a comprehensive program to improve access to records related to Care Leavers. This is how those records became more accessible.
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Governance, memory, and heritage

Good recordkeeping and access regimes help hold governments and organisations to account, improve transparency and accountability, and enable justice.
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Your records: What to expect

What to expect when accessing records about yourself
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