On the 22nd November 2011 Jan put a Motion on the Notice Paper in NSW Parliament about the importance of Leaving Care Plans. Jan has called on the government to fulfil its legislated obligation of providing leaving care plans to all young care leavers. Currently the government only provides plans to 18% of young people leaving foster care.
Leaving Care Plans assist young people who have none, or limited support, with information on what services they can access and how they can access them. The plans are intended to empower young people in their journey into adulthood.
For more information on this issue go here: http://www.janbarham.org.au/?p=87
To help with the campaign you can download a copy of the petition here.
If you have an inquiry please call the office on 9230 2204, and speak to Ella Buckland or Bronwen Regan.