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It’s not too late to join the Beyond 18 study!

We are still looking for 16-18 year olds who have spent time in Out of Home Care (e.g. foster care, residential care, lead tenant, permanent care or a kinship care placement) in Victoria to join our study. By taking part in this study, you can help make the care system stronger and improve the experience of leaving care and when you complete the annual online survey, you will receive a $50 gift card.

You can find out if you are eligible to take part here or read more about why we are doing this study here.

Alternatively, you can go directly to the Beyond 18’s survey for young people. Just go to the survey to get started!

Remember, this version of the study is only for people who have not previously done a Beyond 18 survey. If you have already done the Survey of Young People, we will contact you with a unique, private link to the next version.

Wave 2 of the Survey of Young People is also open!

If you’ve previously completed the Beyond 18 Survey of Young People, we would really appreciate it if you could take part in our second Beyond 18 survey. You do not need to do anything until we contact you. When it is time, we will send you a unique, private link to the Wave 2 survey.  You will get another $50 gift card for completing the survey.

So watch out for our emails, texts or phone calls!

Staying in the study is really important for making your experiences and contributions to the study mean something. Your first contribution to the Survey of Young People Leaving Care gave us really important information about how the Out of Home Care system is working and how care leavers can be better supported when they leave care. The results of this survey will be available soon.

By doing Wave 2, you can help make the study stronger and more meaningful. It helps us get a much better idea of how things change over time, what happens when young people leave care and what supports they need. Staying involved means that you can really make a difference!

Surveys of Carers and Caseworkers

If you are a carer or caseworker, the new editions of the Survey of Carers and the Survey of Out of Home Care Workers (and Leaving Care workers) are still open.

Even if you did the survey last year, we would love to hear from you again and for you to share your thoughts on how the care system, and leaving care system, is working.