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Anglicare “Teenshare”
Years of Operation1992 – ongoing
Role Of FacilityDescribed in 2003 as providing foster placements for up to 20 young people aged primarily between 12 and 17 years. (Service Agreement with the Department for Community Development).

Described in 1995 as providing “24 hour emergency foster care, and medium to long term foster care for young people.” (Out of Home, Preventative and Alternative Care Services Review, “Terms of Reference”, Family and Children’s Services, 1995).
Sponsoring AgencyAnglican Health and Welfare Services / Anglicare [see entry]
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Address(es)Placement was with various families in the metropolitan area
Brief HistoryFrom 1988 until 1992, Anglicare ran an Emergency Foster Care scheme [see entry]. In 1992, Teenshare took over from it.

By 1995, Teenshare provided up to 18 places in the metropolitan area - 12 short term and 6 long term foster placements for teenagers. (Out of Home, Preventative and Alternative Care Services Review, “Terms of Reference”, Family and Children’s Services, 1995).

In its service agreement with the Department in 2003 Teenshare was described as providing a total of 20 placements; 10 emergency foster care placements and 10 short or medium to long term placements. The service was available on a 24 hour basis. Where possible each foster carer would care for one young person or sibling group at a time. (Service Agreement with the Department for Community Development).

The three year Service Agreement with the Department for Community Development which commenced on 1 April 2006 enables Anglicare Teenshare to provide foster care placements for up to 20 young people aged between 12 and 17 years who are in the CEO’s care. The 20 placements comprise:
• Emergency placements for up to 10 young people. The duration of placement may be up to a maximum of eight weeks, but is usually four weeks on average. The service is available on a 24 hours basis.
• Short and long term planned placements for up to 10 people.

Up to three of 20 placements may be used for regular, planned respite care referred by Department for Child Protection.

The ratio of emergency care to short and long term care may vary from time to time, according to the needs of the young people referred by the Department.

Where possible each foster carer will care for one young person or sibling group at a time.
Refer to page 546 Wanslea Family Services for information on Spectrum. While Wanslea is the lead agency, the service is provided in partnership with Anglicare.
RecordsDepartmental case records for young people placed in Anglicare programs by the Department may reside with the Department for Child Protection.
Anglicare holds referral forms, some case notes and carer files.
AccessWhile 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 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

Anglicare Records:
Fostering Futures Manager, Anglicare WA
GPO Box C138, Perth WA 6839
Telephone: (08) 9325 7033
Email: fosteringfuturesstaff@anglicarewa.org.au
Web: www.anglicarewa.org.au
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