The Children in Care Collective is committed to better supporting young people when they leave the out-of-home care system. In November, the Collective signed up to support the NSW Home Stretch call to action.
Home Stretch is a campaign backed by many organisations who believe the out-of-home care system should support vulnerable youth until they are 21 years old, rather than ending formal care arrangements at the age of 18 years. The Collective fully endorses this position.
The Children in Care Collective supports the call on the Australian Council of Attorneys-General by the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 years of age to the internationally recognised standard of 14 years.