Transitioning From Care in Australia: An Evaluation of CREATE's What's the Plan? Campaign
To address deficits identified in previous research, in 2010 the CREATE Foundation designed and implemented a campaign to increase the number of young people approaching the stage of leaving out-of-home care who have a clear, formalised plan for life after care (referred to here as a leaving-care plan, but which also may be designated as a transition document or a final case plan). Such a plan should articulate the support young people will need in the short to medium term, and how it can be accessed to facilitate their successful transition to independence. Report Card 2011 documents the outcome of this campaign that was labelled “What’s the Plan?”. It evaluates the project’s success, and suggests actions that may extend its influence in the future.
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services