Years of OperationCommunicare report that the organisation “was established in 1977 as a Family and Children’s service provider in the South East Corridor of Perth. In 1988 they were awarded a contract for Emergency Foster Care. This contract was to provide home based foster care for up to 28 days for all children aged from birth to 16 years referred by the Department for Child Protection. This program ceased in 1991 when Communicare released its portion of the funding and Wanslea and Anglicare took over Communicare’s service area. Wanslea’s focus was on children under 6 years and Anglicare’s focus was teenagers. Communicare has not had any foster care services since the closure of this one service in 1991.”
Address(es)Cecil Avenue, Cannington
Brief HistoryCommunicare report that it “is an incorporated body managed by local service clubs, churches and community representatives. They have no affiliation with any one church or club. They are a West Australian registered charity and run a range of family, children and employment services across the metropolitan area.”
RecordsDepartmental case records for young people placed in Communicare programs by the Department may reside with the Department for Child Protection.
Communicare reports that it “returned all relevant records regarding placements to the Department on cessation of the contract and information on caregivers were passed to Wanslea and Anglicare if applicable. No records are held in relation to placements at this agency. Any documentation has been destroyed in line with agency destruction principles.”
AccessCommunicare report that no records are held by that agency.
For Departmental enquiries, while access to records is restricted to protect the privacy of individuals, people are encouraged to enquire.
Contact DetailsDepartmental Records:
Freedom of Information
Department for Child Protection
PO Box 6334, East Perth WA 6892
Telephone: (08) 9222 2555
Facsimile: (08) 9222 2776
Country free call: 1800 000 277

The Executive Director, Communicare
PO Box 730, Cannington WA 6987.
Telephone: (08) 9251 5777
Facsimile: (08) 9350 5770