Lifelong support for Care Leavers in Australia & New Zealand

Started by Care Leavers, for Care Leavers

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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?



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.

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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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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Thanks for your kind regards Frank. I’m sure you’ll do, as always an excellent job. One of the great things about @CLAN_AU is that many wonderful and interesting people come into your life and enrich it positively.

Frank Golding @GoldingFrank

@goulburn1 @CLAN_AU @Deakin We’ll miss you Jim!

Good Morning meet new Clannie Bev she only found out abt CLAN Nov 22
Bev was in Allambie,St Vincent’s SthMelbourne & St Catherine’s Geelong then sent into NSW to be a domestic slave 2ys
Where was the duty of Care Victoria?
⁦@DanielAndrewsMP⁩ ⁦@MarkSpeakman⁩

In toxic age of poverty & abuse,#Maltese #childmigrants suffered untold cruelty all their lives

They lost their country, Family,identity,language & culture

Children sent from #Malta to a lifetime of misery
#CatholicChurch complicit in crimes

@CLAN_AU Thankyou for your birthday card. Unfortunately unable to visit the museum opening but looking forward to visiting soon afterwards. It looks fantastic.