Wednesday, December 14, 2011

School for Killers

School for Killers

More than 35 violent deaths in Australia have been linked to men who attended the same, often brutal, boys' home when they were teenagers, an ABC investigation has confirmed. Fifteen of these deaths led to convictions for either murder or manslaughter. The Institution for Boys, Tamworth was established in 1947 as a place of punishment for boys aged 15 to 18 who absconded from other boys' homes.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Past Adoption Experiences

This national research project aims to identify the support and service needs of people affected by past adoption policies and practices, particularly closed adoption processes in place until the 1990s.

It is hoped that people who have been touched by adoption experiences will take part in the study. This includes mothers and fathers, people who were adopted, adoptive parents, and other family members. Information is being collected using an online survey, in-depth interviews and hard-copy surveys by request.

AIFS contact: Pauline Kenny

FaHCSIA contact: Rachel Croome