External support for Care Leavers

Below are some useful links to resources that offer support to students from out-of-home-care.

Raising Expectations

Raising Expectations supports young people in out-of-home care and Care Leavers to aspire to, access, and succeed in vocational and higher education. Raising Expectations is a State Government funded project that aims to increase the number of young people in out of home care and Care Leavers participating in higher education and vocational education and training programs across Victoria. At Federation University we’re part of the ‘Raising Expectations’ network. That is, we want to be part of a new way of looking at education for young people in care, and who used to be in care.

Follow the link and subscribe to the newsletter Raising Expectations website.

Leaving Care Hotline

Ph: 1300 532 846

  • 10 am - 8 pm weekdays
  • 10 am - 6 pm weekends and public holidays

Alternatively, email inquiries can be sent to leavingcare@dhhs.vic.gov.au

Visit the Leaving Care website

Youth Central

Youth Central is the Victorian Government's website for young people aged 12-25, filled with great information and articles about your rights at work, school, managing your money, getting your drivers license and so on.

Vist the Youth Central website

Child and Family Services Ballarat (CAFS)

CAFS offer a Leaving Care Program, which aims to assess a young person’s needs and develop a strategy and plan with the young person to attain their short and long term goals. A key focus of Leaving Care is assisting the young person to gain independent living skills.

Visit the CAFS website