Improving housing outcomes for young people leaving state out of home care /
Contributor(s): Natalier, Kristin | Bailey, NaomiSeries: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]. PositioningPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute 2009Description: PDFISBN: 1921610093; 9781921610097ISSN: 1834-9250Other title: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute [AHURI]Subject(s): Children In Care | Child Protection Services | Foster Home Care | Youth Institutional Care | Youth Deinstitutionalisation | Disadvantaged Groups | Homeless Youth | Residential Care | Foster Children | Leaving Care | Australian Housing And Urban Research Institute (ahuri)Online Resources: Electronic copy
April 2009 Bibliography : p. 46-51 SCHOOL TO WORK
The problems facing young people leaving state out-of-home care are among the more pressing issues facing Australian policy-makers today. The number of young people in out-of-home care placements in Australia has almost doubled in the last decade, with over 28,000 children and young people currently in formal out-of-home care placements . Each year about 8,000 young people are discharged from care. The majority (78 per cent) leave care before they are 15 and many of these young people return to their family homes. However, some do not.