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.
If you continue living with your carer and are aged 18, 19 or 20 years, your carer may be eligible to apply for extended carer payments.
Read further information about accessing and registering for the After Care Support Program
Click on the above link to register for the program.
Access the After Care Support Application Form
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.
2019 Learning Incentive Allowance
The 2019 Learning Incentive Allowance encourages and supports young people living in Out of Home Care during 2019 to continue with education and learning through a payment of $2500 to both the young person and carer. This application form is for young people who have completed Year 12, or equivalent, in 2019 and their carers.
For carers of a young person attending Year 12 or equivalent in 2019:
- If you received a payment of $1250 at the beginning of the 2019 school year, you can now apply for a payment of $1250 upon completion of year 12 or equivalent; OR
- If you did not receive a payment of $1250 at the beginning of the 2019 school year, you can apply for a one-off payment of $2500 upon completion of year 12 or equivalent in 2019.
For young people who completed Year 12 or equivalent in 2019:
- You can apply for a one-off payment of $2500 upon completion of year 12 or equivalent in 2019
Read further information about accessing and applying for the 2019 Learning Incentive Allowance here.