From today, children leaving Irish state care are legally entitled to an aftercare plan.
The Journal reports that ‘children leaving care at the age of 18 will be entitled to have their own aftercare plan, under a new measure which kicks in today. Preparatory work for the aftercare plan is headed up by a social worker, who will work with the young person, their carers and partner agencies as they put the plan together.
The support may include education, financial support, and training.’
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