Leaving Care Material

MacKillop Family Services views leaving care as a critical time for young people and is committed to promoting better leaving care preparation, support and outcomes.

Young girl wearing sports jumper and back pack smiling at camera, outside.

MacKillop has documented some of the ways we approach leaving care preparation and have made contributions to conference papers and policy development on this issue.

Submission on What's Important to YOUth (2015)

This is MacKillop?s submission to the Victorian Office for Youth on the development of youth policy in Victoria. Our submission provides advice on how to improve educational opportunities, the best ways to support the mental health needs of young people, drug and alcohol issues and housing policy.  Read more

Incremental Transitions from Care: The Cluster Housing Model (2012)

Originally published in Developing Practice: The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal, this piece looks at MacKillop's Cluster Housing model and how it is effectively preparing young people for leaving care.  Read more

Learning Life Skills in Care (2011)

Conference paper on MacKillop's approach to life skills development and leaving care, delivered at International Forum for Child Welfare (IFCW) World Forum for Child Welfare Conference.  Read more