Monthly Archives: September 2020
Foster Care Week highlights need...September 17, 2020 Wednesday 16 September 2020 The devastating effects of COVID-19 on the employment prospects of young people has heightened the need for state governments to universally extend foster care to the age of 21 across the country, Home Stretch Chair Paul McDonald said today during national Foster Care Week. The Home Stretch campaign represents hundreds of … Continue reading "Foster Care Week highlights need to extend care for our most vulnerable as COVID-19 continues to bite"
Supporting care-leavers during a...September 8, 2020 September 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on life for a child in out-of-home care. Furthermore, the flow-on effects to the education, employment and the housing sectors will make it increasingly difficult for a young person to make a positive start to adult life after exiting state care. Now more than ever, … Continue reading "Supporting care-leavers during a Pandemic – how has your State or Territory responded to COVID-19?"
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Every child deserves to be supported into adulthood – extending out of home care until the age of 21 will give thousands of young people the additional guidance they need to have a real shot at life.
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