Adult Specialist Support Services

Adult Specialist Support Services provide specialist services and support to improve outcomes and enhance wellbeing for people adversely affected by past institutional and child welfare practices and policies.

The Adult Specialist Support Services has a number of components, including (but not limited to):

Find and Connect Support Services

The Find and Connect component includes a support service in each state and territory, a national web resource to assist with records tracing and access, and advocacy groups that are funded to support stakeholders and present consolidated views and directions to Government and the sector. The Find and Connect Support Services provide specialist counselling, referral services, peer, education and social support programmes and assistance to locate and access records and reconnect with family members (where possible) for Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants.

Forced Adoption Support Services

Services under this component provide specialist support to people affected by forced adoption. The services complement and enhance existing services funded by the state and territory governments and aim to improve access to peer support, professional counselling and records and family tracing.

Royal Commission Community-Based Support Services

This component includes a range of community-based support services to provide support to people affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission). These services provide a broad range of assistance including counselling, information and referral and case management to ensure victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, and their families, are able to access support and participate in the Royal Commission.

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