Once a child in care turns 15 years of age, Territory Families will work with them to prepare them for their transition from care to independence at age 18. Territory Families knows young people need extra support throughout this transition, to make sure they have gained the independent living skills they need to have successful outcomes as adult members of society.
The Case Manager will work with you and the young person to identify their specific needs around independent living and what additional supports are needed. This planning is usually included in the case planning process that is undertaken on a regular basis. It requires a flexible approach which takes into account the young person’s individual skills and maturity and their willingness to participate in such planning activities.
Territory Families funds the following support services to assist young people transitioning from care:
- MOVING ON delivered by Anglicare, is an after-care support and brokerage service for young people who have left the care of the Chief Executive Officer of Territory Families. MOVING ON is aimed at young people aged 16-25 years who need assistance to maintain independence. The service operates Northern Territory wide with workers based in Darwin and Alice Springs. You can contact 8985 0000 for further information
- CREATE Foundation NT connects, supports, empowers and provides opportunities and programs to children and young people in care. CREATE NT also advocates on behalf of young people in care and those who have transitioned from care. For further information phone 1800 655 105 or 8945 9993.