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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 165

Provision of assistance after leaving out-of-home care

165 Provision of assistance after leaving out-of-home care

(1) The Minister is to provide or arrange such assistance for children of or above the age of 15 years and young persons who leave out-of-home care until they reach the age of 25 years as the Minister considers necessary having regard to their safety, welfare and well-being.
(2) Appropriate assistance may include:
(a) provision of information about available resources and services, and
(b) assistance based on an assessment of need, including financial assistance and assistance for obtaining accommodation, setting up house, education and training, finding employment, legal advice and accessing health services, and
(c) counselling and support.
(3) The Minister has a discretion to continue to provide or arrange appropriate assistance to a person after he or she reaches the age of 25 years.
Note : The assistance may be provided under section 166 by a designated agency.
(4) The Minister may cause to be published guidelines specifying the circumstances in which assistance may be granted under this section.



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