Lifelong support for Care Leavers in Australia & New Zealand

Started by Care Leavers, for Care Leavers

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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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Survey for CLAN Anniversary Celebrations

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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

Be apart of the Care Leaver Community.

Former #Anglican priest #LouisDaniels extradited to #Tasmania over historical child sex abuse charge @abcnews⁩

Remember the work of the #RoyalCommission here is a good outcome of it’s work 👏
Daniels 74ys

#Predators are never too old to be arrested https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-19/former-priest-extradited-to-tasmania-over-sex-abuse-charge/101080976

#Manchester welcomes Lord Mayor Manchester City Council
Wow Donna Ludford grew in UK care system suffered abuse & neglect
Worked as cleaner
Is now Manchester’s new Lord Mayor
Congrats 🎉
⁦@LordMayorOfMcr⁩ ⁦@donnaludford⁩
#CareLeaversMatter https://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/article/9019/manchester_welcomes_new_lord_mayor

Speaking to lady named Heather from OceanGrove H told me she volunteered at St Vincent’s Orphanage Cecil Street #SouthMelbourne in 1970’s

“The boys were always anxious”
I wonder why with the #ChristianBrothers in charge
#redress

Had a call from Clannie in #Mackay she was #Neekrol #Orphanage at #Rockhampton in 1950- 1969
She has no photos of herself or siblings
Can anyone help with photos please ?