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For whom have lived in Barnardos care

We can provide you with information on your files and general counselling about your past.

Barnardos provides a service for people who have lived in Barnardos care. We can provide you with information on your files and general counselling about your past.

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Barnardos Find-a-Family Centre in Sydney

For young people who have been with the Find-a-Family program in NSW

(02) 9218 2300

Barnardos Canberra Centre

For young people who have been in care in the ACT

(02) 6228 9500

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We also provide after care services including:

  • providing file material
  • birth certificates
  • medical advice
  • assistance with passports
          
  • advocacy
  • undertaking reunions with former child migrants who arrived in Australia with Barnardos
  • support is given to an Active Old Boys and Girls Committee.

Located at Barnardos Head Office, the service also provides after care for some Australian ex-clients who were cared for in Barnardos children’s homes.

Barnardos Old Boys and Girls and ex-clients can obtain a copy of their Barnardos Australian File from Barnardos Australia Aftercare program with proof of identity. They can also obtain a copy of their Barnardos UK file (if any) from Barnardos UK Making Connections program on production of certified copies of proof of identity. There is no charge for either service, but there can be delays in obtaining files depending on accessibility and processing.

Next of kin can access limited Australian information on deceased Old Boys and Girls and ex-clients from Barnardos Australia Aftercare on production of proof of death and next of kin status at no charge. Next of kin can obtain copies of UK file material from Barnardos UK Making Connections program after demonstrating proof of identity and next of kin status. There is a fee for this service.

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