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Department for Community Welfare
Agency Number:
Start Date:
01 Feb 1983
End Date:
17 Jul 1989
In 1983 the Department of Social Welfare changed its name to Department for Community Welfare to more accurately reflect its change in perspective and the widening conception of welfare services. This involved taking on a range of programmes which aimed to be preventative and supportive and to increase the general well-being of the community instead of just responding to crisis situations. These changes were reflected in the Department's structure which became officially regionalised in January 1982. The name change was first realised in the Tasmanian Government Gazette of 6 April 1983 p.533 with a list of Public Service Board positions approved for creation in the new department on 24 February 1983. The Department was amalgamated with the Housing Department on 17 July 1989 to form the new Department of Community Services. At the same time its Multicultural Affairs and Aboriginal Affairs Sections were transferred to the Department of Premier and Cabinet.~
Functions Performed:
Community services
Previous Agencies:
Department of Social Welfare (TA88)02 Sep 196128 Feb 1983
Northern Tasmanian Home for Boys (Glenara) (NG2054)01 Sep 192101 Jun 1984
Series Created By Agency:
AD244 Index to Registers of Wards of the State.11 Jan 189715 Feb 1989

AD243 Register of Wards of the State.11 Jan 189715 Feb 1989

AA226 General Welfare Case Files09 Mar 191511 Nov 1994

AD203 Correspondence Files01 Jan 191924 Sep 1998

AD204 Master Index to Case Files01 Jan 192031 Dec 1989

AE292 Case Files of the Child Welfare Division (Northern Office)01 Jan 193226 Jul 2003

AD246 Unregistered Files.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1984

AD249 Miscellaneous Reports, Articles and Working Papers.01 Jan 194631 Dec 1985

AD256 Record Cards of "Non-Citizen" Children including Children arriving under the Child Migration Scheme.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1989

AD339 Correspondence, Applications & associated Records relating to the Custody & Welfare of Children (Southern Regional Offices).14 Sep 195012 Jan 1996

AD264 Record Cards of Children Organised by the Type of Order They received.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1990

AD255 Record Cards of People Willing to Foster Wards of the State.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1987

AD258 Record Cards of Wards of the State.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1990

AF387 Administrative Files relating to Adoption17 Jan 195502 Feb 2012

AF41 Wybra Hall Admissions and Discharges Register15 May 195609 Sep 1988

AD341 Carers Other Than Foster Carers01 Jan 196031 Dec 1996

AD340 Foster Carers Files - Southern Region01 Jan 196031 Dec 1996

AD259 Record Cards of Wards of the State Organised by their Type of Discharge.01 Jan 196431 Dec 1990

AF873 Child Protection - Client Master Index Cards - North West01 Jan 197031 Dec 1989

AD247 File Guide01 Jan 197031 Dec 1990

AD257 Record Cards of Interstate Wards.01 Jan 197231 Dec 1990

AD263 Record Cards of Children Who have Come under the Notice of the State But Who Are Not declared Wards of the State.01 Jan 198231 Dec 1990

AF325 Log Books01 Jan 198524 May 1994

AF324 Registration of Mail16 Aug 198823 May 1991