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Care Leavers Australia Network (2000 - )

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    The advertisement that started it all, c. 2000, courtesy of Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN).
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From
2000
Sydney
Categories
Advocacy Body, Records Access Service and Support Service
Alternative Names
  • CLAN (Acronym)
Website
http://www.clan.org.au/

Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN), founded in 2000 in Sydney, is a support and advocacy group for people brought up in care away from their family as state wards or children raised in Children's Homes, orphanages or other institutions, or in foster care. CLAN is also for anyone who has a close family member who was placed in 'care'. The founding members of CLAN are Leonie Sheedy and Joanna Penglase, both 'care leavers' who had for years been involved in awareness-raising about the issues facing people who experienced out of home 'care' as children.

Publications

Books

  • Penglase, Joanna, Orphans of the living: growing up in 'care' in twentieth-century Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 2005. Details

Online Resources

Gallery

Title
The advertisement that started it all
Type
Image
Date
c. 2000
Source
Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN)

Details

Title
Opening presentation by Vladimir Selakovic, Care Leavers of Australia Network (CLAN)
Type
Document
Date
15 April 2010

Details

Prepared by: Cate O'Neill