Today Anglicare Victoria launched a Raising our children: Guiding young Victorians in care into adulthood, a socioeconomic cost benefit analysis commissioned from Deloitte Access Economics. It provides the evidence of the wide economic and social benefit of extending support to young people in state care from 18 to 21 years.
The support young people get from their families as they transition into adulthood is incalculable. On the other hand, many young people in state care lose all support at 18. It’s not fair and it doesn’t make sense. Young people in state care should have a place they call home and support until the age of 21.
Find out more about the campaign here www.thehomestretch.org.au