Our study of Indigenous young people leaving out-of-home care has identified major deficits in programs designed to help them transition to adulthood.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
One of the state's most significant powers is the ability to remove children from their families. Potential reforms in NSW could expand this already racialised power in frightening ways.
Young people leaving out-of-home care aren't receiving the support they need to further their educations and transition successfully to adulthood.
New research shows that, too often, grandparents who are primary carers are being locked out of decisions about their grandchildren's welfare.