Many communities are questioning whether young people leaving state care at their 18th birthday are fully equipped to take on all of the demands of adult life. Birth families often provide emotional and practical support to their offspring well beyond their teens.
One solution proposed has been to extend the age of leaving care beyond the current 18 years. Does this deserve serious consideration in South Australia? Please contribute to the conversation via the Guardian’s 30-second poll.
We will post the results next week.