(2019) A Critical Time: A Special Report on Emerging Adults Leaving Children’s Services Care

We spoke with young people to ensure that we understood their perspectives on services they received. This helped us understand what they thought worked well and what needed to change.
We heard that many emerging adults who have been involved with Children’s Services have a history of trauma, substance use and mental health issues, and they do not always feel prepared to live independently. Many young adults experience disruptions, grief and loss of relationships. We heard that positive relationships between young people and their caseworkers and service providers are key.