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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A Message from the CLAN committee 07/09/21:

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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The Life & Times of

“The Boy Soldier”

CharlesClarke NSW #stateward was in #Royalston #CastleHill both NSW Govt #boysHomes

To Melb protesters #ShrineRemembrance C joined the Army served #Korea & #Vietnam 15yrs!

Thanks 4your service

⁦@hugh_mcdermott⁩ ⁦@MCT_DG⁩

#Melbourne diocese #Anglican church received $16m in jobkeeper 2020
The abusers & enablers reap the benefits of #jobkeeper

Helps pay #Redress Bill

⁦@JoshFrydenberg⁩ shameful

How much did #Salvos #CatholicChurch get #auspol

Really Sad news #Victorian #StateWard Clannie Eric Barker died this morning at his Nursing Home
He was 78ys

Thankyou Marian for your support to Eric over last 16ys & informing CLAN

Further details tomorrow


Yesterday whilst thugs showed disrespect to #ShrineofRemembrance #Melbourne
CLAN was searching & found a 70ys CareLeaver’s Dad’s war service records
B went into NSW Orphanage 18ms

She was unaware he fought for Australia 🇦🇺
#SpringSt @RSL_Australia
#veterans #diggers #RSL

@barriecassidy @SlurrieFamily Many many CareLeavers father’s gave their lives, fought for our country & their children ended up in Australia’s orphanages & children’sHomes
Show respect to our History

#ShrineofRemembrance #RespectourShrine
#SpringSt @RSL_Australia @LNPQLD @ScottMorrisonMP