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The Life Stories Project is Wrapping Up

A project that documents the stories of people who spent time in care, in their own words & on their own terms, is coming to a close.

Then and Now – Children in the Welfare System

Stories from and about people who spent time in care for you to read and watch.

Remembering a survivor of institutional abuse

Bob was abused in Homes in Qld from 1959 to 1964. He died waiting for redress.

Sarah’s Story: Records Access

“My voice was snuffed out, the adults employed by the state to ensure my safety and wellbeing expressed their assumptions.” This is Sarah M.’s experience of accessing her records.

Aged Care – our submission to the Royal Commission

Good Shepherd
LONG READ: Our submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Fear, trauma & deinstitutionalising aged care

Barrington Lodge
Research by the Find & Connect web resource has identified a cross over between historical children’s homes and new & existing aged care facilities

Trauma Informed Practice

Archivists and radical empathy. What happens when the Care Leaver is at the centre of records access.
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Locked Away – Children in the Insane Asylum

By the 1960s, the Queensland Government was using Wolston Park adult mental health facility to house children who were wards of the state.
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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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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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