What does international research identify as the best practice housing pathways for young people transitioning from out of home care?

Jacinta Chavulak, Philip Mendes

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Young people transitioning from out-of-home care (often called care leavers) are globally a disadvantaged group who can be particularly vulnerable to experiences of housing instability and homelessness. This article presents a scoping review of international scholarly literature pertaining to housing pathways for care leavers from 2015–2020. The 15 publications identified were analysed according to location, methodology, sample accessed, key findings regarding housing pathways and outcomes, and recommendations for policy and practice reform. Our findings suggest that good transition planning, continuing support from responsible adults, the availability of safe and affordable housing and extended care till at least 21 years should enable more positive housing transitions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-214
Number of pages13
JournalInstitutionalised Children Explorations and Beyond
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

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