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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"



Telephone: 1800 737 377




Telephone: 1800 605 762


The website for the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse is now active. Click 'Here' to visit the website.


New Zealand Clannies! Please Read:

NZ Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care

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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.