Lifelong support for Care Leavers in Australia & New Zealand.

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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

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

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Clans 21st Anniversary Celebration

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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.

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A Message from the CLAN committee 07/09/21:

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.

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Your Legal Rights

Helping you with Legal Aid.

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View our collection of resources.

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Useful Links

Links to help you as a Care Leaver.

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Contact Us by phone or email:

1800 008 774 0425 204 747

Be apart of the Care Leaver Community.

3 yrs since the PM delivered the National Apology to Victims + Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.

Thinking of the bravery + persistence of everyone involved. In particular, CLAN + other victim advocate groups who never gave up, driven by their sense of justice.

Michael wouldn’t it be good & thoughtful if NSW Judge
Bennett explained in respectful language why he didn’t believe careleavers against #Salvo officer #JohnMcIver
Adverse findings RC
How can we have faith NSW justice
@MarkSpeakman @NSWJustice #NSWDPP #SallyDowling #judiciary


This is remarkable but not unique. You will find writing to children this good and thoughtful by NSW judiciary and Govt and non-Govt agencies. @kate_osp @NSWJustice

Today is 3rd Anniversary of National #Apology by ⁦@ScottMorrisonMP⁩

Remembering ALL of our CareLeavers brothers & sisters who died never getting
Reunited with Family



Closing date for AOM -#curator position at the Australian Orphanage Museum in #Geelong is this Friday 22/10 At 5pm
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