C-BERS Services is an independent agency, set up in 1995 to provide a broad range of services which may benefit men who previously lived at child-care institutions run by the Christian Brothers of Western Australia.
The money to operate C-BERS Services comes from the Congregation of Christian Brothers to whom the agency is financially accountable. Services are free to all ex-residents and students of Christian Brothers Homes and Schools.
C-BERS Services is confidential and functionally independent from its funding body.
Professional staff do not release any personal information to anyone without the express consent of clients.
Management of C-BERSS
The Agency is managed by an independent Management Comittee, which makes the decisions about budgets and services for ex-residents. It is chaired by Senior Lecturer in Social Work and for President of the WA Council of Social Services, Maria Harries. The two other members comprise Dr Debra Rosser and George Horton, retired company director and member of the Anglicare Board of Management.
Using C-BERS Services does not prejudice any legal proceedings which an ex-resident or former student may be involved in now, or in the future.