If you were previously in our care

Learn how we support those who have used our services or lived in one of our children’s homes

Our support and care services help give children and young people the foundations they need to thrive. But we stay connected as long as you need us.

If you were a child in one of our homes, we can help you access records about your history. We also host an annual reunion for those who were previously in our care.

Access to records

If you were in our care as a child, we can help you access your personal records from that time. This includes children who lived in our care homes, or who were adopted. We can also help those searching for family history information.

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Our annual reunion

Every summer, we host a reunion for adults who grew up in our children’s homes. Action for Children was called National Children’s Home (NCH) at the time. Our NCH Old Boys and Girls Annual Reunion is a wonderful way to catch up, make new friends, and take a trip down memory lane.

Former child migrants apology

Action for Children is deeply sorry for its role in past migration abroad of children. Some of these children were sexually abused when being migrated or after migration to Australia.

A 2018 report by the Independent Investigation into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) summarised the concerns over the role of National Children’s Home at the time.