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A New, Old Story on Find & Connect

New pages on Find & Connect tell an old story, including a public standoff, charges laid, and an attempt to return poor children to their families

Victorian Redress Scheme Announced

Announcement of a Victorian redress scheme.

Records from Victorian institutions newly available

The records are called ‘Voluntary Children’s Homes Files’ and they document interactions between the Victorian state government and various institutions run by charitable or church organisations
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Support Service Series – Open Place Victoria

The Support Service Series showcases Find & Connect Services in each state. Open Place is Based in Victoria
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Encounters with the Immigrants’ Home – part 2

This is Part 2 of our blog post by guest author, Helen Morgan, for National Family History Month.
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Encounters with the Immigrants’ Home – part 1

For National Family History Month, we are publishing a blog post (in two parts) by Helen Morgan, Senior Research Fellow at the eScholarship Research Centre.
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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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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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Civil Litigation

tn_jigsawmotifcrop3 The Senate report, Betrayal of Trust and the Royal Commission have all made recommendations about the need to provide external oversight to ensure that claims made against institutions, via civil litigation for abuse, are transparent and nonā€adversarial.
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