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

If you’ve previously completed the Beyond 18 Survey of Young People, we will be contacting you some time in the next year with 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!

Wave 1 of the Online Survey of Young People Leaving Care is providing us with really important information about how the Out of Home Care system in Victoria is working, how it can be improved and how young people can be better supported when they leave care. The results of this survey will be publicly available late this year.

But to really help us gather solid evidence of how people experience the care system, what happens when they leave care and what supports they need, we need people to stay involved with the study and do the Wave 2 survey this year (and Wave 3 next year). Staying involved with the study means you can really make a difference!


New surveys of Carers and Caseworkers now open!

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 also open now!

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.


It’s not too late if you haven’t already joined 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.