Find & Connect: A resource for Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and anyone interested in the history of child welfare in Australia. History & Information about Australian Orphanages, Children’s Homes & other Institutions.
The Find & Connect web resource brings together historical resources relating to institutional ‘care’ in Australia. You can use it to
The Family Records Unit was established as a result of the NSW Government response to the Bringing Them Home Report to assist Aboriginal people in NSW to access government records of themselves and their families, particularly members of the Stolen Generation who lost connection with their families as a result of past government policies and practices.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is investigating how institutions like schools, churches, sports clubs and government organisations have responded to allegations and instances of child sexual abuse.
It is the job of the Royal Commission to uncover where systems have failed to protect children so it can make recommendations on how to improve laws, policies and practices.
On 21 March 2013, the former Prime Minister Julia Gillard apologised on behalf of the Australian Government to people affected by forced adoption or removal policies and practices.
The national apology was delivered in the Great Hall of Parliament House, Canberra.
Copies of the apology text are below: