November 12th, 2013 | kinshipcarers17
Within a year, many young people who leave out of home care at age 18 will end up homeless and living on the streets. Many others continue to live with their kinship carers for years to come because they cannot cope with the outside world. The financial burdens are enormous.
This campaign, commenced by Anglicare, is designed to have governments extend the leaving age for out of home care extended from 18 years to 21 years. Kinship carers have long complained that the mental and emotional health of the young people in their care is such that it is not reasonable to expect them to leave the out-of-home-care system at age 18.