Some Wonderful Exciting News !!

The CLAN Committee announces the purchase of 351 Ryrie St Geelong for the Australian Orphanage Museum

CLAN Events

21 Years Caring for Care Leavers

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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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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

Be apart of the Care Leaver Community.

The former head of the Vatican bank, Angelo Caloia, has been sentenced to nearly nine years in prison for money laundering and aggravated embezzlement

2/2 Thankyou courageous Peter taking on #CatholicChurch & getting decent compo
Well done taking witness box disgusting CC #Lawyers made you give evidence

Archdiocese of #Perth knew of priest Adderley in 1960 🤷🏻‍♀️
When will enablers be charged ?


#CatholicChurch pays highest figure $2.45Million for a sexual violence crimes committed by priest &teacher #BetramAdderley
Money is CC’s God ⁦@Pontifex⁩

#CareLeavers chose wisely between #Redress or going civil with a lawyer
Get legal advise from a lawyer you trust 1/2

Sending 🌸🌼best wishes 💐🌺to our cleaner in Sydney @Yvonne1945627 @StormanNorman18 had eye op NSW
@patsybr09600014 having treatment in #Tassie

Terry in #Mildura hospital
@JohnnyH38009333 #Collie WA

Please let us know if you are unwell Ring CLAN1800008774 &will send a card

Spoke to #SouthAustralian 65ys #CareLeaver she didn’t go to #RoyalCommission in #Morialta #Children’sHome #Adelaide
She said

“I will do whatever I can to draw attention to what happened at Morialta”

Brave warrior woman
@theTiser @Anne_Ruston @VickieChapmanMP #SApol #CRIMES