Raising The Age Of Out of Home Care to 21
What did you do on your 18th birthday? It’s a big milestone but it’s also a day that contains uncertainty for many young people living in foster or residential care.
In NSW, the state-funded out-of-home care officially ends when a young person turns 18. A campaign is advocating for all states and territories to provide an option to extend this care to the age of 21.
The Home Stretch campaign states “The termination of care by state governments at 18 years is not consistent with parenting that is seeing most young people remain home well into their 20’s.”
On Wednesday Daily we were joined by Paul McDonald, Anglicare Victoria CEO and leader of the Home Stretch campaign to speak about the issue of extended out-of-home care from 18 years of age to 21.