Out of Home Care (OOHC)

Overview

Increasing the Out of Home Care age to 21, and providing incentive payments to both foster carers and young people for completing their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

TasCOSS commentary

The evidence is that extending care to 21 years results in greater employment opportunities, increased educational participation and reduced homelessness for Tasmania’s young people.Incentives for completing the TCE are welcome but not sufficient – personal and structural barriers that impede a young person’s ability to continue schooling must also be addressed.


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