A strong future for young people leaving out-of-home care

RESEARCH REPORT

Author: Toni Beauchamp

Year: June 2014

Summary:

Uniting (formerly UnitingCare Children Young People and Families) has conducted a review of Australian and international policy and program approaches relevant to improving outcomes for young people who are transitioning from out-of-home care (OOHC) to adulthood. This paper sets out the key learnings from this review. The paper focuses on the policy changes needed for young people who are transitioning from care across the leaving and aftercare phases. It includes a six-point plan to improve outcomes for young people who are transitioning from OOHC to adulthood. While the paper focuses particularly on the NSW policy context it will also have relevance to readers in other Australian states and territories.