Welcome to CLAN
Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) is a national, independent, peak membership body which represents, supports and advocates for people who were raised in Australian and New Zealand Orphanages, Children's Homes & Foster Care. CLAN has been operating since 2000, and has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. CLAN understands that being raised without your own family has lifelong effects which require lifelong support services.
CLAN offers free telephone counselling to any Care Leaver or a family member of a Care Leaver. You do not need to be a member to speak to one of our counsellors.
CLAN also offers face to face counselling but this is only for Care Leavers who live in Sydney and Melbourne.
To learn more about CLAN and what we can offer you, "Click Here"
Message from LEONIE SHEEDY - CEO of CLAN:
Update on break-in at CLAN office in Bankstown last weekend
Leonie will be appearing on The Project tonight on Channel 10 at 6:30pm. To view The Project's Twitter page, click here
As you may have heard unfortunately CLAN's headquarters in Bankstown were broken into sometime during the weekend and one of the offices were trashed, as shown in the photo above. We understand that the last few days have been a very concerning and difficult time for our members and we would like to re-assure all CLAN members and governments that no data or files have been breached or shared with anybody as CLAN staff computers are password-protected and secure. Thank you for understanding while we closed the office to clean up the mess. We greatly appreciate all of your support messages and emails that we have received offering help since the break-in. In the meantime, keep an eye out for CLAN's next newsletter and follow CLAN's new Instagram page (click here)
Police are investigating allegations of abuse at Sydney's Metropolitan Boys' Shelter during the 1970s.
Sydney Boys' Shelter Abuse Claims Examined <-- Click here to view article
Details for all events are in the latest newsletter
We are happy to announce that CLAN has two counsellors! CLAN offers free telephone counselling to Care Leavers and their families anywhere in Australia and face to face counselling if you live in NSW or Victoria. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counsellors please contact CLAN on 1800 008 774.
CLAN Joins National Redress Independent Advisory Council
CLAN will represent the voice of Care Leavers on the newly established National Redress Independent Advisory Council.
CLAN will also continue to advocate for redress for all forms of abuse.