Foster Children Do Worse than peers in education and mental health

This Percentage of Foster Children Get a High School Diploma…

A TELETHON Kids Institute (TKI) report on young people from out-of-home care that contributed to the State Government’s decision in March to back a Home Stretch trial supporting young people in State care to the age of 21, has been released today. The report led by researcher Melissa O’Donnell […]

Of the 2003 young people from State care monitored for the report:

80 per cent had not completed a high school certificate

4 per cent were university-bound

27 per cent had a mental health contact

20 per cent had a juvenile detention and/or adult imprisonment

38 per cent had a juvenile and/or adult community-based sentence.

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