• Organisation

Historical Abuse Network


The Historical Abuse Network provides support for people who have experienced abuse in institutions, foster care and detention in Queensland. The Historical Abuse Network can be contacted at Lotus Place.

The aims of the Historical Abuse Network are:

  • to maintain a voice so as to continue dialogue regarding the recommendations from the Queensland Government’s Forde Inquiry
  • to share and disseminate information
  • to support each other
  • to reconnect and create support groups for ex-residents of each institution and former children in care as required
  • to promote affirmative action and ensure recognition of the continued discrimination and disadvantage of ex-residents and former children in care.

Membership of the Historical Abuse Network is open to anyone:

  • who lived in an institution as a child in church or state care, or
  • who lived in a Detention Centre for children, or
  • who lived in Foster Care
  • who experienced abuse whilst in care


  • is over 21
  • who supports the Mission, Vision and Values of its Network Members
  • is willing to abide by the Code of Conduct.
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  • Alternative Names

    HAN (Acronym)


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