Towards the social inclusion of young people transitioning from out-of-home care: An examination of the Home Stretch campaign to extend state supports till 21 years

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In August 2016, Anglicare Victoria established the Home Stretch campaign to lobby all States and Territories to extend the transition from state out of home care (leaving care) age from 18 till at least 21 years. This campaign is driven by a concern that many care leavers face significant barriers to accessing the same educational, employment, housing and other developmental and transitional opportunities as most young Australians. Equally, the evidence from international research suggests that young people who stay in care till an older age experience much better outcomes because they are provided with the same ongoing social and economic support as usually provided by most families in the wider community.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalSocial Alternatives
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2018

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