Bridgetown Group Home
Years of OperationFrom 1976 for an unknown period.
Role Of FacilityResidential child care on a family model.
Sponsoring AgencyDepartmental - predessors to the current Department for Child Protection
Brief HistoryFor notes on a general history of Group Homes, see the section on Group Homes at the beginning of Signposts.

“Provision of a Group Home at Bridgetown has ensured that children within the South West can be cared for in a familiar environment close to relatives and friends with as little disruption in their development as possible” (Annual Report of the Department for Community Welfare, 1976).

Group 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).
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 of Communities
Locked Bag 5000, Fremantle WA 6959
Telephone: (08) 6217 6888
Country free call: 1800 176 888