About AFA

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians is committed to recognition and healing for Forgotten Australians and encourages their active engagement in the development of policy and services

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians (AFA), formed in 2006, is an organisation which promotes the interests of the estimated 500,000 people known as Forgotten Australians, who experienced institutional or other out-of-home care as children and young people in the last century in Australia, many of whom suffered physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse while in ‘care’.


Vision

The Alliance for Forgotten Australians is committed to recognition and healing for Forgotten Australians and encourages their active engagement in the development of policy and services which are person centered and strengths-based and which create opportunities and pathways that improve the lives of Forgotten Australians.

Mission

AFA’s mission is to promote and encourage greater recognition for Forgotten Australians. AFA advocates for national policies and high quality services available in each State and Territory which are tailored to meet the needs and interests of the estimated 500,000 Forgotten Australians. AFA strongly encourages inclusion of Forgotten Australians in service planning and delivery.  AFA delegates seek to improve outcomes for all children and young people affected by current child protection systems and policies.

AFA is committed to:

  1. Obtaining adequate acknowledgement, accountability and redress for past wrongs. 
  2. Achieving the full implementation of the recommendations of the Senate Report, overseen by a National Watch Committee.
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