Who Am I? The Archive As Central To Quality Practice For Current And Past Care Leavers (Forgotten Australians)

Grant number: LP0883232 | Funding period: 2009 - 2012

Completed

Abstract

The project responds to the recommendations of the Forgotten Australians and its predecessor Reports about the need to improve record-keeping and archiving practice in the health and welfare sector. In partnership with past and present care-leavers and a consortium of 13 community service organisations, the peak body, and government, it will develop a digital archive utilising innovative technologies which will both enable access to contextual material from the past and provide a model for constructing records in the future, in order to help overcome the ongoing impact which out-of-home care has had on the health of careleavers.