From October 2018, eligibility for after care services were extended for young people in Queensland leaving care from the age of 21 to 25 years old. The Next Step Plus program adopts a collaborative approach to providing support to young people leaving care with service providers working closely with Child Safety Officers to undertake early planning while a young person is still in care and once they have transitioned out of care, providing more tailored and integrated responses and supports. Next Step Plus service providers have been funded to support eligible young people aged 15 to 25 years of age. To view the list of Next Step Plus service providers in Queensland by region, visit the Queensland government’s After Your Transition From Care page. For more information on Next Step Plus, view the FAQ and fact sheet.
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