Children leaving care receive extra rights 500-600 children entitled to aftercare plans as they begin adult life

Source: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

500-600 children leaving state care upon reaching the age of 18 will from Friday 1st September have the right to an aftercare plan to identify any future supports they may require, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

Minister Zappone is confirming that there will be a statutory obligation to provide an aftercare plan which will identify supports required for children as they prepare to start adult life.

The Minister says resources, including aftercare workers, have been put in place to ensure this happens before a child leaves care.

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