Leaving care

When a young person is 15 years of age, their Child Safety Officer will start talking to them about planning for their future, and for when their Child Protection Order ends. Learn more 

Transitioning into adulthood (PDF, 187 KB) Transitioning into adulthood (DOCX, 131 KB) is about planning for the time when young people will reach adulthood and are no longer in care.

Once young people turn 18, they are legally adults and can decide for themselves how they wish to live their lives. For young people in care, this can feel a little scary as their Child Protection Order ends and the thought of transitioning to live as independent adults can be daunting.

It’s very important that young people have all the support they need for their journey to adulthood. Learn more