Raise the Age for Care
NSW is one of only two states in Australia that removes state care provisions when young people turn 18. Other states provide a transition period between 18 and 21 years including living at home with a parent or carer. NSW care leavers face an increased risk of homelessness and poor life outcomes compared to their peers.
I recently met with The Home Stretch campaign and heard the strong social and economic evidence of benefit for continuing care until 21 years. I have asked Minister Henskens to raise the current age for state care provision of children and young people to 21 years. > HERE.
Read about The Home Stretch campaign and sign the pledge to support making the age 21 > HERE.