HERITAGE CENTRE

CAFS

Records, Memorabilia and Publications

Records

Child & Family Services Ballarat holds the records from:

  • Ballarat District Orphan Asylum 1865 - 1909
  • Ballarat Orphanage 1909 - 1968
  • Ballarat Children’s Homes 1968-1984
  • Ballarat Children’s Homes & Family Services 1984-1998

The records include:

  • Admission Book Registers
  • Individual Files (from approximately 1930's on)
  • Photographic records
  • Short films
  • and other memorabilia

To access your personal information please follow the guidelines in "Requesting Information from the Heritage Centre" or contact Sharon Guy, Heritage Coordinator at Child & Family Services Ballarat on 03 5337 3333. Or email sharon.guy@cafs.org.au


Publications

A Century of Childcare

Early Annual Reports

Ballarat District Orphan Asylum Annual Report 1866

Ballarat District Orphan Asylum Annual Report 1867

Our Vision: Wellbeing, respect and safety for all children and families.

CAFS Values

Flexibility: Being adaptable to changing circumstances in the workplace, prioritising work, addressing what is most important and taking advantage of new and emerging opportunities.

Resilience: The capacity to recover from setbacks, overcome obstacles and impediments, and the ability to learn from experience and identify areas for self development.

Client/Member focused: Prioritising the needs of clients and members, aiming for best outcomes for clients and members, being focused on the outcome and following through with commitments.

Inclusive: Recognising the rights of others, being committed to social justice and social inclusion, making equitable decisions and respecting and valuing difference and diversity in all its forms.

Ethical: High standards of personal integrity, being truthful and reflecting expected standards of behaviour consistent with the CAFS Code of Conduct and professional Codes of Ethics.

Collaborative: Working with others to achieve common goals, engendering a spirit of teamwork, listening actively, inspiring confidence and demonstrating empathy when confronted with adversity.

180

employees working at CAFS to help strengthen and empower
individuals, families and communities

5,000+

individuals and families are supported each year
across the service region. 

(as per CAFS Annual Report 2013-14)

 

 

 


CAFS Service Region