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

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#Redress scheme from child sex abuse Royal Commission struggling to meet ... via @YouTube
Redress Delays

Stop treating applications like insurance claims
Believe CareLeavers, give $ so can make use of it while they’re alive @LindaBurneyMP @Anne_Ruston

$54m to secure future of #Parramatta Female Factory & develop arts & cultural precinct NSW Dept of Planning, Industry and Environment
Congratulations to all who worked for years on preserving important #History ⁦@pfffriends⁩


CLAN requested a #Tassie CareLeavers #Redress application 3months ago & we have asked multiple times ! 😡

It still hasn’t arrived ? 🤷🏻‍♀️

@Anne_Ruston @LindaBurneyMP @ABCPolitics #politas #Tasmania @LeonCompton

John’s old Victorian Ambulance
from 1990’s he used to drive this as an ambo
It was sold to Qld, bought it back to Vic still going strong
Thanks for bringing it
Terry also bought an old ambulance &done great job decking out with mod cons for travel once borders open 😊🚑


Thank you Terry Lenny John Anne for assisting Karen & myself
with the big move

We moved 7 carloads of museum items down to AOM wait til you see what John used to move our precious objects in to
351 Ryrie St #Geelong
Top effort 🙌