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Young People in Care

Young people in care are a diverse group who share a common experience of being unable to live with their parent/s through no fault of their own. 

Young people in care may live in a range of places, such as in foster care, in kinship care, group homes or various forms of independent living.[1] Many young people in care face disadvantage that can affect their overall wellbeing. They may experience loss of self-esteem and feelings of isolation and shame, particularly when disconnected from their immediate and extended family networks.

It’s vital workers support and influence the decisions affecting young people lives. Workers must also assist these young people to access sufficient social and community support, so that they can be given the same life opportunities as their peers. 

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