Each year, more than 400 young people leave care to live independently — a daunting challenge for those without family support. The aim of Transition to Independence Month is to raise awareness that young people need support and guidance as they transition to independence.
As part of the Stronger Families Reform Program, funding is available for after-care services to assist young people up to the age of 21 who left care after their 15th birthday. Applications close on Monday 17 November.
The Queensland Government will inject $406 million over the next five years into revitalising the state’s child protection system and better supporting vulnerable children and their families.
Foster carers are everyday people who open their homes and hearts to help children and young people in need. Do you have room in your life to foster a child?