External support for care leavers
Below are some useful links to resources that offer support to students from out-of-home-care.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Beyond 18 Study
The longitudinal study on leaving care is a long-term research project about the lives of young people in out-of-home care and their experiences of leaving care in Victoria. It is the first of its kind to be conducted in Victoria.