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Welcome to this website produced by the Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA), an alliance of existing groups and individuals supporting people who were raised in institutional or other out-of-home care in Australia in the 20th century. AFA's aim is to promote the interests of Forgotten Australians through cooperative advocacy and projects. To learn more about AFA's aims, priorities and activities please visit the following link.
Click this link to visit the page About AFA and learn more about AFA's members.
Find and Connect Services: Survey for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants
Australian Healthcare Associates (AHA) has been appointed by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCHSIA) to evaluate the Find & Connect services. The aim is to gather information from Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants about the effectiveness of the Find & Connect services and to identify areas that may need to be improved. The study has been approved by the FaHSCIA Human Research Ethics Committee.
Access the survey here.
Forgotten Australians Life Stories
An educational DVD resource, aimed at providers of welfare, health and other services who will work more effectively with Forgotten Australians if they understand what makes them who they are was launched on 17 August by the Hon. Jenny Macklin MP. View the videos here.
News Panel keeping you up to date
The scrolling news panel on the left is regularly updated with the latest news concerning Forgotten Australians. If you see something that interests you, place your mouse over the panel to stop the text from scrolling. If you still want to read more about that item, click the link within the panel.
Want to view the news without the using the scrolling panel? AFA's Official Blog contains the current news selection as well as listing many previous highlights and resources (without the scroll panel).
As this news is gathered automatically based on selected keywords, some items may not be directly relevant to Forgotten Australians.
Click this link to visit our Official Blog Information.
In 2008, AFA produced a booklet which has released over 90,000 copies. It is informative and useful for Forgotten Australians and those who work, interact with or relate to them.
View by clicking the following link to download the booklet in PDF format - Forgotten Australians Booklet.pdf (238KB).
You can also receive a free copy of this booklet by post or order a box for distribution. To place your order, click this link to find out how to Contact Us with your request.
Click to visit the page About AFA and learn more about the Steering Committee and the Advisory Group of Members.
Established in 2006, the Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA) is a national group of organisations and selected individuals from across Australia that promotes the interests of the estimated 500,000 people who experienced institutional or other out-of-home care as children in the last century and who suffered physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse: the Forgotten Australians.
AFA receives funding from the Australian Government (through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) and auspicing and project support from Families Australia Inc.
AFA works to advance its objectives at all levels of government in Australia. It works with the knowledge and cooperation of its members to advance issues at the Federal, State and Territory levels and with Past Providers.
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