Using Past Practice to Inform Current Policy N. Wallace– Care Leavers Australia Network . Care Leavers Australia Network (CLAN). Support Advocacy Research Training. CLAN has close to 1000 members
16yrs of age was the most common age to leave care
Leaving care statistics
“No clothes, no money no assistance”
“I went back to the same alcoholic parents that I was taken from – nothing had changed”
“I was returned to my abusive mother where her boyfriends attempted to molest me”
17% of respondents stated that their parents or grandparents were in the care system.
13% have had their own children or grandchildren placed in care. The following graph shows the break up of this 13%
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SO LET’S LEARN FROM OUR HISTORY!