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Sarah’s Story: Records Access

“My voice was snuffed out, the adults employed by the state to ensure my safety and wellbeing expressed their assumptions.” This is Sarah M.’s experience of accessing her records.

Bored? Here’s Some Quality Care-Based Content

bookWhile we’re still spending a lot of time at home and it’s getting colder outside, we’ve all got a good excuse to stay in with good book, watch a movie, or listen to a podcast.

Orphanage Museum Now Online

doll and clothingCare Leavers Australia-wide now have access to CLAN’s Orphanage Museum through their new online collection.

Correcting the Record

Behaviour record
For people who grew up in care, accessing records can be as devastating as it is important, but if the records are about you, you do have the right to annotate them

Aged Care – our submission to the Royal Commission

Good Shepherd
LONG READ: Our submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Recording RAD 2019

RAD results The Records Access Documentation Grants have made many more records available to people who were in care as children

A decade since “sorry”

Children for adoption The 16/11/2009 marks the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants

Map of Children’s Homes

map There were around 500 000 children in care in Australia from the 1920’s to the 1980’s. Now they have a new way of filling in the gaps of their childhood memories.

RADGrant Indexing and Documentation of St. Christopher’s Home Records

Children in the back of a tractor driven wagon People who spent time in St Christopher’s Home in Taree as children will now have faster, better access to records.

Supporting access being granted to institutional care records in NSW – Information Commissioner Guideline

Woodlands boys home Guest Blog: The importance of gaining access to information about out of home care has been recognised with the launch of a new guideline by the NSW Information Commissioner

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