AU WA A1768 - THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION AND FAMILY SUPPORT

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Corporate body

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Department

Authorized form of name

THE DEPARTMENT FOR CHILD PROTECTION AND FAMILY SUPPORT

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Description identifier

AU WA A1768

Description area

Dates of existence

2013-05-17 -2017-07-01

History

The Department of Child Protection and Family Support (formerly Department of Child Protection) administered the Children and Community Services Act 2004 and the Working with Children Act 2004. The department provided for the protection and care of children and young people and supported at risk individuals and families in resolving crises. Specific services were offered for the adoption of children, licensing of child care services and criminal record checking for persons working with children. Offices operated from the Kimberley to the Great Southern regions of the State.

Under the McGowan Government, a series of Machinery of Government changes were made to the public sector creating a number of new amalgamated departments. On 1 July 2017, The Department for Child Protection and Family support was amalgamated with the following agencies: the Department of Housing (including Housing Authority); the Disability Services Commission; the communities function of the Department of Local Government and Communities; the Regional Services Reform Unit; and the regional coordination and engagement function of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs.

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Creation: Public Sector Management Act 1994 section 35(2)

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Related entity

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

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AU WA A1504

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2013-05-17 -

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

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AU WA A1213

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Preceding

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-

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

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AU WA A904

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-

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

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AU WA A590

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Preceding

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-

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

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AU WA A40

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-

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AU WA A39 - DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITY WELFARE (1972-06-16 - 1985-01-01)

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AU WA A39

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-

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

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AU WA A38

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-

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Related entity

AU WA A1954 - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITIES (2017-07-01 -)

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AU WA A1954

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Succeeding

Dates of the relationship

2013-05-17 - 2017-07-01

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Final

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Archivist's notes