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Support Groups and Services
This website contains historical resources about out-of-home 'care' in Australia. It is not a support service for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants. The Support Groups and Services page has links to a range of services available including organisations which provide counselling, help with records and family searches and support for family reunions. Information is also provided on national support services including network and advocacy groups.
This website is not able to provide assistance with family tracing and family reunions. The Family Tracing page has some tips on doing your own searching and links to organisations which can help.
How to use this site
There are many ways to use the Find & Connect website. Please see below for some examples. Look below the picture to see an explanation of red numbers.
Other features of the website
There are multiple ways of navigating the website.Each state and territory website has the same navigation and architecure.
What to expect when accessing records about you? Practical help and advice about accessing records. Information headings:
- Starting the journey
- What to expect when accessing records
- How will I feel when I look at my file?
- Other important records
- What are my rights to access records about me and others?
- Support for care leavers
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