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Survey to capture experiences of young Victorians leaving care now open!

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Young people aged 16 to 19 with a care experience and living in Victoria are invited to take part in a new survey, which will run over three years with the aim of better informing the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services about the way it supports young people leaving care.

Beyond 18: The Longitudinal Study on Leaving Care will run until 2017 and is currently looking for input from young people who are willing to complete a survey once a year for three years. Survey participants will receive gift cards for participating and will be making an important contribution to the future of Victoria's care experiences for young people.

This research is being conducted by the Australian Institute of Family Studies and is the first Beyond 18 survey. It is open to young people aged 15–19 in 2023 and who have spent time in foster care, residential care, lead tenant, permanent care or kinship care placements.

An information sheet outlining all the details and background to the survey is available here.

The survey can be accessed here.

Source:CFCA News, 3 June 2023.