Expand financial counselling services to manage access to post-care financial support from the agency provided in accordance with recommendation 158.
Consultation has commenced to inform the development of a new financial counselling model for child protection.
Additional financial counselling and support workers are being recruited and will commence work in July 2017 to expand services available to young people transitioning to independence.
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The South Australian Government accepts this recommendation.
The South Australian Government understands that young people transitioning from care at any age are particularly vulnerable, and need support from services that are flexible, approachable and tailored to their needs.
In response to the Royal Commission's recommendations, the government will expand financial counselling services within the Department for Child Protection to support care leavers beyond the age of 18.