Joy Burch has announced that she’s going to expand care provisions for Youth (note the capital Y) until they’re 25:
Community Services Minister Joy Burch said she would amend the Children and Young People Act 2008 to reflect the increased support available to assist young people transitioning from out-of-home care, such as foster and kinship care placements, funded in the 2011-12 ACT Budget.
“Young people don’t automatically become independent when they turn 18,” Ms Burch said.
“These reforms will help young people in out-of-home care get the support they need to transition to adulthood and undertake further education and training.”
But who will look after them when they’re 26?
They’ll have been drinking and driving for seven years in Government care, why strip it away from them then?