Support for Care Leavers

Adoptions and Permanency Services

Support for Care Leavers

The After Care Support Program provides support for people who have been placed in State Care as Wards of State or Under Guardianship. This may include foster care, family group homes, cottage care, children's homes and orphanages.

Through the After Care Support Program, care leavers are assisted to access personal files and understand the information contained in these files. Assistance may also be given to find members of a care leaver's birth family.

If you are a care leaver between the ages of 18 and 24 years, you can also apply for financial assistance to assist you in your transition to adulthood.

Further information about accessing and registering for the After Care Support Program is available here

Click on this link to Register for the Program.

To access the After Care Support Application Form click here

Once Adoption and Permanency Services receives your application form, we will check that there is a record of your care held in Tasmania. Once this has been done you will receive an acknowledgement letter with an expected time frame for receiving the service you have requested.