ACCESS TO INFORMATION (CASE FILES / RECORDS)
If you are, or have been in the care of the Department of Communities, Child Protection and Family Support Division, you have the right to get information about your time in care. Information written about you in your case file is called a record. Records can include information about your childhood, your family, why you were in care, your foster carer and other matters connected to your time in care. The Department, CREATE in Western Australia and young people with a care experience worked together to develop a flowchart to provide information on how to gain access to your case file and records, and two Frequently Asked Questions sheets to provide more information that you might need.