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Transitioning to adult life

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Transitioning young people from leaving care to an independent life requires guidance and tailored involvement of a range of agencies to prepare and plan for a young person's exit from the child protection system.

Reforms will establish mechanisms across government and non-government agencies to deliver housing, health care, further education, financial and employment support, to give young people coming out of care the best chance of a settled and fulfilling life.

Key initiatives:

  • Developing innovative support and housing models
  • Increasing funding for post-care services
  • Greater linkages with non-government organisations, youth peak body and accommodation services to deliver innovative and flexible support to young people transitioning from care
  • Extending post-care services to many children to the age of 25

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