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Helping a young person prepare for leaving care

Young people need the support of their carers to help them prepare for adult lives, build positive connections and achieve their life goals

Support for carers

The following resources will provide some guidance on how to prepare a young person for leaving care and transitioning to independent living.

Leading the Way: Preparing young people for leaving care
A guide for foster, relative and kinship carers to help young people prepare for leaving care. It includes topics such as teaching everyday skills for adulthood, making plans and how to keep your relationship with the young person strong.

Caring for Kids
The key resource used by DCJ for new foster, relative and kinship carers.

Raising tweens and teenagers
A guide for foster and kinship carers of pre-teens and teenagers in out-of-home care. The guide includes useful tips to support with the day-to-day and the more challenging issues.

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Last updated: 18 Oct 2019