Case files of children brought to the attention of the state. The files comprise correspondence associated with the provision of care for children in a variety of circumstances. A few of these files have administrative titles eg. NCD 3270 Citizens' Committee re Boarded-out Children.
The file titling reflects various periods of government administration. The gaps which appear in the numerical sequence reflect the practice of active files being subsumed into later recordkeeping systems and these files may be found in the subsequent or related series to SWD1. The file titling shows cross references to files that may also be found in subsequent or related series. Some of the abbreviations used by the government departments are: NCD - Neglected Children's Department, CSD - Children of the State Department, CGD - Charitable Grants Department, SSD - Social Services Department, ILP- Infant Life Protection, BTS - Boys Training School
These records are part of the holdings of the Tasmanian Archives