Exploring outcomes for young people who have experienced out-of-home care

Exploring outcomes for young people who have experienced out-of-home care

3 October 2019

This report investigates whether being in out-of-home care leads to poorer outcomes for young people in Western Australia.

This report has been published by the Telethon Kids Institute.

The report looks into the outcomes of young people leaving care in Western Australia, as compared to young people with no child protection contact, and young people with a substantiated maltreatment allegation but no time in care.

Findings highlight the high risk of poor outcomes for young people who have been in care, in the areas of health, education, crime, and early pregnancy. Young people who are Aboriginal, female, born in a more disadvantaged area, or first entered care after the age of 10 are particularly at risk.

Download the report via the Telethon website (PDF)

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