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AU WA A39 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY WELFARE

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Legal Status Text

Department

Authorized form of name

DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY WELFARE

Other form(s) of name

Description identifier

AU WA A39

Description area

Dates of existence

1972-06-16 - 1985-01-01

History

The Department for Community Welfare was established under the Community Welfare Act of 1972.

The Child Welfare Department was abolished under the Child Welfare Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1972 and its functions transferred to the new Department.The Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act of 1972 repealed the earlier Native Welfare Act and transferred the welfare functions of the Department of Native Welfare to the Department of Community Welfare from 1 July 1972.

The functions of the Department for Community Welfare, as defined by the Community Welfare Act 1972, were: "a) to promote individual and familiy welfare in the community; b) to prevent the disruption of the welfare of individuals and families in the community, and to mitigate the effects of any disruption; c) to coordinate, assist and encourage the provision of the social welfare services to the community, and for that purpose to confer and collaborate with other bodies and instrumentalities who offer, or may offer, a social welfare service; d) to conduct, promote and encourage research into the problems of community welfare; e) to conduct, promote and encourage programmes of training or rehabilitation, or which are otherwise of a nature that is concerned with the advancement of the welfare of particular individuals or groups in the community who are disadvantaged; f) to consider and initiate, or to assist in, the provision and development of new or additional welfare services, whether of a general or specific nature, for individuals or groups within the community who are needy or disadvantaged; g) to encourage the development of the greatest possible degree of service and administration at the local level, and to emphasize the value of preventative measures; h) to provide assistance, where the Minister considers it to be necessary, when the welfare of any individual, family or group is threatened or in jeopardy; i) to provide and, where appropriate, to manage facilities, which may include land, buildings and specialised appliances, for specific purposes consistent with the objects of the Act; j) generally, to administer and give effect to the provisions of this Act and to carry out such other functions as may be prescribed, or as the Minister may direct."

The Department for Community Welfare was abolished and its name changed to the Department for Community Services on 1 January 1985.

Places

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Creation: Child Welfare Act Amendment Act (No. 2) 1972;
Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act 1972;
Community Welfare Act 1972

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

AU WA A904 - DEPARTMENT FOR FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICES (1995-07-01 - 2001-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A904

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1972-06-16 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A40 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES (1985-01-01 - 1992-10-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A40

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1972-06-16 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A590 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT [1] (1992-10-01 - 1995-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A590

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1972-06-16 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1213 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT [2] (2001-07-01 - 2007-06-30)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1213

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1985-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1768 - THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION AND FAMILY SUPPORT (2013-05-17 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1768

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1574 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES (2007-07-01 - 2013-07-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1574

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A1504 - DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION (2007-07-01 - 2013-05-17)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A1504

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

-

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A40 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES (1985-01-01 - 1992-10-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A40

Category of the relationship

Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

1985-01-01 -

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A67 - ABORIGINES DEPARTMENT [1] (1898-04-01 - 1908-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A67

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A204 - PUBLIC CHARITIES AND STATE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT (1908-01-01 - 1917-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A204

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A66 - DEPARTMENT OF ABORIGINES AND FISHERIES (1909-01-01 - 1920-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A66

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A64 - DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTH WEST [1] (1920-01-01 - 1926-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A64

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A63 - ABORIGINES DEPARTMENT [2] (1926-01-01 - 1936-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A63

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A48 - DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE WELFARE (1955-01-01 - 1972-06-16)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A48

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A47 - DEPARTMENT OF NATIVE AFFAIRS (1936-01-01 - 1954-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A47

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A65 - FISHERIES DEPARTMENT [2] (1920-01-01 - 1964-09-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A65

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A38 - CHILD WELFARE DEPARTMENT (1927-12-22 - 1972-06-15)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A38

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A37 - STATE CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT (1917-01-01 - 1927-12-22)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A37

Category of the relationship

Preceding

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A196 - PERTH CHILDREN'S COURT (1908-01-01 - 1989-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A196

Category of the relationship

Subordinate

Dates of the relationship

1972-06-16 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A419 - PARENT EDUCATION ASSISTANCE PROJECT (1976-05-03 - 1980-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A419

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1976-01-01 - 1980-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A164 - DISTRESSED PERSONS RELIEF TRUST (1973-11-17 - 1985-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A164

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1973-11-17 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A823 - NYANDI TRAINING CENTRE (1970-02-01 - 1992-12-31)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A823

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1973-01-01 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A828 - LONGMORE REMAND AND ASSESSMENT CENTRE (1965-01-27 -)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A828

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1973-01-01 - 1984-12-31

Description of relationship

Related entity

AU WA A196 - PERTH CHILDREN'S COURT (1908-01-01 - 1989-01-01)

Identifier of the related entity

AU WA A196

Category of the relationship

Superior

Dates of the relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Description of relationship

Related unit of description

Series S146 - WA CHILDREN'S COURT APPEARANCE STATISTICS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S1691 - FILES - PERSONAL (STAFF) [1]

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S157 - WA CHILDREN'S PANEL APPEARANCE STATISTICS

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1899-12-30 -

Related unit of description

Series S428 - FILES - PERSONNEL (STAFF) [2]

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1972-01-01 - 1984-01-01

Related unit of description

Series S1724 - FILES - CHILD IMMIGRATION

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

- 1984-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S2243 - FILES - WOMEN'S REFUGES

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1977-01-01 -

Related unit of description

Series S1245 - FILES - HOMEMAKER SERVICE

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

- 1984-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S267 - STATISTICS ON FOSTER CHILDREN

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1984-01-01 - 1984-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S3892 - STATION FILES - NATIVE WELFARE (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

-

Related unit of description

Series S1099 - FILES - COMMUNITY WELFARE ("A" SERIES)

Role

Creation

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

1972-06-16 - 1984-12-31

Related unit of description

Series S4904 - STATION FILES (Draft)

Role

Controlling

Description of relationship

Dates of relationship

Control area

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Sources

Archivist's notes

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