Report - Too hard? Highly vulnerable teens in Tasmania

Report - Too hard? Highly vulnerable teens in Tasmania

17 July 2017

This report explores young people’s high vulnerability as a key social justice facing Tasmania.

This report has been published by Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania.

The report focuses on the experiences of a cohort of highly vulnerable teens (aged 10-17 years) whose needs for care have fallen outside of families, between government agencies and between non-government services. It presents findings of research that investigates why and how some teens in Tasmania come to experience such extraordinary hardship and vulnerability. Key issues identified include cumulative harm, repeat homelessness, limited education, contact with police and youth justice, and repeat child protection notifications.

Among its key recommendations, the report highlights the need to address gaps in adolescent care in Tasmania.

Download the report via the Anglicare Tasmania website.

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