The Find & Connect support service aims to improve the lives of Forgotten Australians, Care Leavers, Stolen Generation and Former Child Migrants.

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Who is this service for?

If you spent time in a children’s home or institution, were a ward of the state or placed in foster care before the end of 1989 the Find & Connect support service may be able to assist you.

About the Find & Connect Support Service

Find & Connect is a free and confidential support service provided by Relationships Australia Tasmania state-wide that can help you to:

  • access personalised support and counselling;
  • where possible, obtain your personal records, trace your history and understand why you were placed into care;
  • connect with other services and support networks that may assist you at this time in your life;
  • reconnect with family, where possible; and
  • connect with other Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants through our drop-in centres and newsletter.

How do I make an appointment?

Contact the Tasmanian Find & Connect support service (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm) by calling 1800 16 11 09 (free call).

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call 1800 555 677 and ask for 1800 16 11 09, or visit the Find & Connect Tasmania website.

1800 calls are free from most fixed lines however there may be a charge for calls from mobiles.

Fees

Find & Connect is a free and confidential support service provided by Relationships Australia Tasmania state-wide for Forgotten Australians, Care Leavers, Stolen Generation and Former Child Migrants.

Find & Connect is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services.

Key Outcomes

In the Find & Connect Support Service you can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Help with finding information about institutions (including foster care, orphanages and other state or church-based institutions)
  • Support for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants who were in care in Australia prior to 1989
  • Help with applications for institutional records
  • Warm referrals to other services as appropriate
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We are a Child Safe organisation

At Relationships Australia Tasmania (RA Tas) we consider the health, safety and wellbeing of all children and young people to be our highest priority. We strive to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. In particular, through our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy.

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