Lifelong support for Care Leavers in Australia & New Zealand.

Started by Care Leavers, for Care Leavers.

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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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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.

Does anyone know the whereabouts of
Sandra Eileen Green of StAidans #orphanage #Bendigo
1953 -1967
Victorian #StateWard No 73146

Family been searching for her many years

If you know plz ring CLAN 0425204747

Please can your dept help, email coming

#Goulburn #Mulwaree Council issues demolition order for
StJohn’sBoys #Orphanage
52 Mundy St Goulburn

Remember visiting 2002 & walking in heaps of chook & pigeon poo to save trophies🏆 books,now in AO Museum

Clannies what do U think?


@CLAN_AU No I don’t how could a DPR help at the end of your life for something that happened at the beginning of your life I find it insulting what covers the time in between ?

⚖Many survivors of child abuse felt forced to accept unjust pay outs from powerful institutions.
⚖Today I will introduce landmark reforms to @NSWParlLA to support many survivors overturn these settlements and access the fair compensation they deserve.

@CLAN_AU @MarkSpeakman @Anne_Ruston No excuses!
Without Funder of Last Resort there is:
•No recognition
•No trust
•No closure
•No peace
•No justice

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