Young People Transitioning from Out-of-Home Care

International Research, Policy and Practice

  • Philip Mendes
  • Pamela Snow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xli
  2. Particularly Vulnerable Groups of Care Leavers

  3. Pathways to Educational Success

  4. Comparative Policy and Practice in Different Jurisdictions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Emily R. Munro, Anne-Kirstine Mølholt, Katie Hollingworth
      Pages 199-219
    3. Samuel Keller, Benjamin Strahl, Tehila Refaeli, Claire (Ting) Zhao
      Pages 241-261
  5. An Analysis of Policy and Practice in Specific Jurisdictions

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 427-430

About this book


This book challenges and revises existing ways of thinking about leaving care policy, practice and research at regional, national and international levels. Bringing together contributors from fifteen countries, it covers a range of topical policy and practice issues within national, international or comparative contexts. These include youth justice, disability, access to higher education, the role of advocacy groups, ethical challenges and cultural factors. In doing so it demonstrates that, whilst young people are universally a vulnerable group, there are vast differences in their experiences of out-of-home care and transitions from care, and their shorter and longer-term outcomes. Equally, there are significant variations between jurisdictions in terms of the legislative, policy and practice supports and opportunities made available to them. This significant edited collection is essential reading for all those who work with young people from care, including social workers, counsellors, and youth and community practitioners, as well as for students and scholars of child welfare. 


Youth justice Disability Higher education Advocacy groups Ethical challenges Cultural factors Outcomes Legislation

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip Mendes
    • 1
  • Pamela Snow
    • 2
  1. 1.Monash UniversityVictoriaAustralia
  2. 2.Rural Health SchoolLa Trobe UniversityBendigoAustralia

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