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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Read Valda’s own words she wrote down how the #Nuns spoke at them NSW Orphanage

You can never unhear these damaging words

The devils children was a favourite of the good #Catholic nuns
#Redress b4 March election 🗳

⁦@MarkSpeakman⁩ Valda is a NSW stateward
#Nuns at St John’s Orphanage #Thurgoona were psychologically & physically cruel
“We girls did men’s work worked like trojans
I very rarely went to school
Up in the dark milking cows, separating the milk”


My Foster Mother sent me a cheque for $2000 out of the blue about 10 years ago.
I returned it - I didn't want conditional money. I'd grown up with conditional fake love.
Suggested that if she wanted to help anyone then maybe she should consider donating it to @CLAN_AU

Remembering Nazareth House by Tess Rowley looks back on plight of Wynnum orphans via @ABCaustralia

A Family of Koala’s🐨
No1 given to Leonie by her sister whilst at StCatherine’s Geelong
Big Koala given to Ian whilst at St Aidan’s Orphanage #Bendigo he can’t remember who gave it

3rd Koala given to Gaye by her brother when she was at a NSW Govt Home #LinnwoodHall
Now at AOM