Lifelong support for Care Leavers in Australia & New Zealand

Started by Care Leavers, for Care Leavers

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If you have any photos of Orphanages or Children's Homes, contact us!

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Tania Maxwell MP asks why there is no redress scheme for ALL abused care leavers in VIC

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CLAN on ABC News: Protest Care Leaves receiving ZERO redress

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About CLAN

We are here to listen, hear, believe and acknowledge all Care Leavers’ experiences and to raise awareness about the abuse, neglect and trauma we suffered. Care Leavers includes people who grew up in ‘Care’ such as Orphanages, Children’s Homes, Missions and Foster Care. We advocate and campaign for justice and redress for all Care Leavers and for an independent redress scheme for all implicated.

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Read what it was like growing up in an Orphanage: “Because I Grew Up in an Orphanage” by Benjamin Perks

What is your childhood experience?

Orphanage

Orphanage

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?

Missions

Missions

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.

National Redress Scheme.

The National Redress Scheme 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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Resources.

Your Legal Rights

Helping you with Legal Aid.

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Library

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 support@clan.org.au

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November/December Scripture Union Camp Centre #Vennes #Switzerland
Next tweet has vacancy for job at #children’sHome inside booklet
⁦@JimGoddard1⁩ ⁦@CareLeavers⁩ ⁦@delmahughes⁩
Anyone know of this Home in UK🇬🇧?
#CareLeaverHistoryMatters

“The state is the guardian of people leaving care and so has a real obligation to support them as they start their adult life”
Words from #Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 First Minister @MarkDrakeford
Hope Australia @AlboMP @RichardMarlesMP will recognise its responsibility to Australian CareLeavers

@CLAN_AU Can understand why people are dropping religion especially us children taken away to church children's homes where no love,care,given only slave labour working dairy farms and other forms of work

Difficult Truths:Confronting Irish Industrial Schools ⁦@SAPIENS_org⁩
Thanks @fionae sharing your grandfather’s story in a Catholic IS #Tralee #Ireland

Have you applied 4GFs sister’s Orphanage records?
Great idea central archive #FamilyHistory
⁦ https://www.sapiens.org/culture/irish-industrial-schools-archives/

“The state is the guardian of people leaving care and so has a real obligation to support them as they start their adult life”
Words from #Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 First Minister @MarkDrakeford
Hope Australia @AlboMP @RichardMarlesMP will recognise its responsibility to Australian CareLeavers