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Department of Social Welfare
Agency Number:
Start Date:
02 Sep 1961
End Date:
28 Feb 1983
The provision and management of social programs, such as Child Welfare, Adoption, Emergency Supplementary Financial Assistance, Child Care, Youth Services, Supported Accommodation Assistance, Disabled Persons Services, Multi-Cultural Affairs, Crisis Intervention Services for victims of domestic violence, the provision of neighbourhood houses and grants to non-government welfare agencies.~
Legislation Administered:
Adoption of Children Act 1920 (repealed 1968), Adoption of Children Act 1968, Charitable Institutions Act 1888, Child Welfare Act 1960, Domestic Assistance Service Act 1947, Pensioners (Heating Allowances) Act 1971
Legislation Creating:
Child Welfare Act 1960 (No 48 of 1960) & SR1961/129.
Functions Performed:
Community services
Controlled Agencies:
Ashley Home for Boys (TA1706)01 Feb 192231 Dec 1999

Wybra Hall (TA2155)01 Jan 195631 Dec 1988

Office of Ethnic and Multicultural Affairs (TA1513)01 Jan 1977
Previous Agencies:
Social Services Department (TA144)01 Jan 193402 Sep 1961
Northern Tasmanian Home for Boys (Glenara) (NG2054)01 Sep 192101 Jun 1984
Subsequent Agencies:
Department for Community Welfare (TA1028)01 Feb 198317 Jul 1989

Department of Community Services (TA769)17 Jul 198903 Feb 1993
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

SWD72 Index to Applications for Compassionate Allowances (including out-Door-Relief).01 Jan 191331 Dec 1970

SWD70 Applications and associated Correspondence for Compassionate Allowances08 Apr 191322 Dec 1971

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

SWD66 Case Files of the Child Welfare Division.08 Jul 193916 Aug 1972

AA743 Hobart Area Office - Register/index of Appearances by Juveniles in the Childrens Court in Tasmania.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1981

AA744 Hobart Area Office - Register/index of Wards and Supervision Cases.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1983

AD246 Unregistered Files.01 Jan 194131 Dec 1984

AE484 Case Files of the Child Welfare Division (North West Office)18 Nov 194328 Feb 2002

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

AD245 Correspondence Files of the Deputy Director01 Jan 195031 Dec 1978

SWD61 Index to Case Files of the Child Welfare Division.01 Jan 195031 Dec 1970

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

AD261 Record Cards of Children under Legal Supervision.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1978

AD262 Record Cards of Children with Residential Domestic Status.01 Jan 195531 Dec 1972

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

AD260 Records Cards of Children Who received Remands and Warrants.01 Jan 195631 Dec 1978

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

AA742 Hobart Area Office - Case Records of the Childrens Court in Southern Tasmania.01 Jan 196230 Jun 1980

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

AD252 List of Data (Files Etc) Held by the Director, Social Welfare.01 Jan 197031 Dec 1970

AD265 Unidentified Group of Record Cards of Children.01 Jan 197131 Dec 1977

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

AD248 Ministerial Files kept by the Director01 Jan 197731 Dec 1981

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