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Carnarvon Group Home(Waran-Ma)
Years of OperationRe-established in 1997 and remains open in 2010.
Role Of FacilityResidential child care on a family model.
Sponsoring AgencyDepartmental - predessors to the current Department for Child Protection
Address(es)Carnarvon is situated approximately 900 kilometres north of Perth.
AliasesWaran-ma
Brief HistoryGroup Homes could developed relatively inexpensively, so they were able to be located within country towns close to the child’s home of origin, which was seen to be particularly advantageous. “The involvement and access to parents by these placements is often a major step in the rehabilitation of a family group.” (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, June 30th 1979). For notes on a general history of these facilities, see the section on Group Homes at the beginning of Signposts.

The Carnarvon Group Home was re-established in 1997 in response to the “high incidence of child concern reports and child maltreatment allegations in Carnarvon…[it will] provide short term accommodation for children at risk.” (Family and Children’s Services, Annual Report 1996/97).
RecordsCase records for young people placed by the Department may reside with the Department for Child Protection.
AccessWhile access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Contact DetailsFreedom of Information
Department for Child Protection and Family Support
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 9222 2555
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Country free call: 1800 000 277
Email: foi@cpfs.wa.gov.au
Website: www.childprotection.wa.gov.au
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