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

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Full cover of book #TrustUs
Inside is the #RaftoftheCLAN painting

Thankyou Robert for your vision & legacy
To all the Clannies protested for years & years 👏💙👏💙
If you can catch the exhibition ⁦@artgallballarat⁩ this long weekend #Ballarat It’s free 😊

CLAN’s 40page book for launch of #OutoftheDarkness #ART exhibition #Ballarat curated by #RobertHouse

@artgallballarat⁩ ⁦@ArtMonthlyAU⁩ ⁦@ballaratcourier⁩
Features photos of everyone in #TheRaftofCLAN

Cost $10 postage&handling
Please ring 1800008774 & to get one

Old photo worth 1000words to one man
⁦@swrighteconomy⁩ ⁦@katinacurtis⁩
⁦@naagovau⁩ 👏
Clannie sees 1st pic of his Dad in war service records at #Archives

⁦@ScottMorrisonMP⁩ CareLeavers value archives #familyhistory

Donations pour in to #Archives as #historians decry decay of ‘national memory bank’
CLAN uses @naagovau everyday when searching #CareLeavers parents war service records
@ScottMorrisonMP So much money given War Museum so little given NAA

@CLAN_AU Surely not!!!! This would be another slap in the face for survivors who have been waiting and waiting, hoping for much-needed improvements. No respect, compassion or consideration shown to care leavers.