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Proportion of young people aged 15 years and over where transition from care planning occurred and they participated in the transition from care planning, as at 30 June 2012
|Year||Participated in transition from care planning||Did not participate in transition from care planning|
|2010-11||90 %||10 %|
|TCP.1: Number of young people aged 15 years and over subject to a child protection order granting custody or guardianship to the Chief Executive with transition from care planning, Queensland||Excel Excel||Excel Excel|
Transition from care planning is the process that supports a young person's transition from out-of-home care into independence, in order to maximise their life opportunities and choices.
Transition from care planning is recorded within the case plan document. A young person's progress towards achieving transition from care goals occurs at each case plan review or at least every six months.
Young people who are in, or transitioning from, out-of-home care have the same developmental needs as those who are not in care, but they also face a range of unique issues and circumstances that highlight their need for particular support during this time.
Young people leaving care are often confronted by issues such as reconnecting with their families and communities, coming to terms with the reasons why they came into care or finding themselves alone, without the security of a family to fall back on.
A well-planned, gradual and flexible process for transitioning young people from care is very important, including the potential provision of support for a period of time after they have left care.
As at 30 June 2012, there were 1,273 young people aged 15 years and over subject to a child protection order granting custody or guardianship to the Chief Executive.
Of these, transition from care planning had occurred for 927 young people or 72.8 per cent. The majority of these young people had participated in their planning (90.7 per cent).
There are a number of valid reasons why a young person may not have a transition from care plan recorded. These include instances where transition from care planning:
- has not yet occurred (e.g. a young person has only recently turned 15 years or a young person aged 16 years has only recently entered ongoing intervention)
- has been completed, but not yet recorded on the central system
- has been completed and entered on the central system, but is yet to be approved.