Transitioning from out-of-home care to Independence: A Nationally Consistent Approach to Planning (2011)

Aim of publication

This resource details a nationally consistent approach to planning for young people transitioning from out-of-home care to independence and was endorsed by Commonwealth, State and Territory Community and Disability Services Ministers in October 2011.  Improving the experience for young people transitioning to independence is a national priority under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 (the National Framework).

Who is it for?

This resource is for policy makers, organisations and service providers supporting young people in, and leaving, out-of-home care, as well as interested stakeholders.

What does it cover?

This resource is an important step towards ensuring that young people who are transitioning from
out-of-home care to independence are provided with support, no matter where they live.  It outlines the core elements of leaving care planning and reflects a long-term planning process that commences no later than age 15 years, and that considers the needs and areas of support required by the young person up to the age of 25 years.

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