Outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care: Leaving care cohort (15-17 years) statistical report

Outcomes of children and young people in out-of-home care: Leaving care cohort (15-17 years) statistical report

30 January 2020

This report looks at young people's readiness to leave out-of-home care in New South Wales.

This report has been published by the Department of Family and Community Services, New South Wales.

The report presents information on a subset of young people in the Pathways of Care Longitudinal Study, focusing on the 76 young people who entered out-of-home care during middle childhood and who are now aged 15–17 years old and will soon be leaving care.

The study found that post-care planning varied across placement types and only around half of the young people had planning underway. It also found significant rates of behaviour problems and poor cognitive development among the young people.

Access the report via the Department of Family and Community Services website.

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