Lifelong support for Care Leavers in Australia & New Zealand.

Started by Care Leavers, for Care Leavers.

About us

Some Wonderful Exciting News !!

The CLAN Committee announces the purchase of 351 Ryrie St Geelong for the Australian Orphanage Museum


Australian Orphanage Museum Permanent Home

Click here to read more

Survey: National Memorial for Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse

Click here to read more

Clans 21st Anniversary Celebration

Click here to read more

About CLAN.

We are here to listen, hear, believe and acknowledge your experiences. To raise awareness about the abuse, neglect and trauma we suffered and the ongoing consequences of our past treatment. To advocate and campaign for justice and redress for all Care Leavers. To advocate for an independent redress scheme that all implicated.

about us

What is your childhood experience?



Did you grow up in an orphanage or institution?

Children's Home

Children's Home

Did you or your parents grow up in a Home?



Were you a State Ward child?

Foster Care

Foster Care

Were you a foster child?

Join us. Become a CLAN member today and be supported.

We offer a range of free services, assistance and advocacy to all Care Leavers, and CLAN members.


Redress is for Care Leavers who were sexually used in Orphanages, Children’s Homes, Missions, and Foster Care. Sadly physical, psychological and emotional abuse, child labour in laundries, farms and in orphanages are not covered by this Redress scheme. However, CLAN has always advocated for all forms of abuse and neglect to be acknowledged and those Care Leavers are equally deserving of Redress.

We are here to support and assist you in filling out your Redress application form. You can also call 1800 008 774 for further assistance.

learn more


Your Legal Rights

Helping you with Legal Aid.

more details


View our collection of resources.

more details

Useful Links

Links to help you as a Care Leaver.

more details

Contact Us by phone or email:

1800 008 774 0425 204 747

Be apart of the Care Leaver Community.

CLAN Library - ⁦@CEHMAU⁩ ⁦@whocaresscot⁩
Thankyou for inviting CLAN to show our library of 700+books📚

CareLeavers personal accounts, #ChildWelfare History
orphanage&Children’sHomes history
#OrphansoftheLiving #CEP #StateWards

We had a visitor to the Australian Orphanage Museum
Colin of #Geelong donated photo’s Bethany Babies Home & #Glastonbury Children’sHome Belmont
Thanks heaps Colin
⁦@RichardMarlesMP⁩ ⁦@johnerenmp⁩ ⁦@HumansinGeelong⁩ ⁦@Anne_Ruston⁩ ⁦


Many thanks Francis of #Euroa for donating his #stateward records to orphanage Museum & the butter dish
He was placed in St Joseph’s boys Home #Ballarat & then St Augustine’s Highton #Geelong
Francis wants Australians to learn what it was like to be a young boy in a Home

Photos of our #Melbourne social Marge of Maldon,Frank Judy
Some of men in the photos were in same #orphanage & met up for first time in 50 plus years! Special day
Heard them say “I wouldn’t have recognised you” or I would have
You haven’t changed
We used to call you Mousey 😊


Great to Brian John John Henry Frank Marge Terry & Lenny at RossHouse
Thanks ⁦@briansy123⁩ & Helen for washing the dishes & clearing up the room
Much appreciated 💛💙