We are seeking feedback on a Policy Framework for Children and young people under 16 who are alone and at risk of or experiencing homelessness.


In June 2019, the then Minister for Human Services announced the establishment of an Under 16 Homelessness Taskforceto develop a greater understanding of the issues associated with under 16 homelessness in Tasmania. The Taskforce’s final report, delivered in December 2019, recommended a range of immediate and longer term initiatives to improve outcomes for this vulnerable cohort.

An Under 16 Homelessness Working Group was formed in June 2020 to oversee implementation of the Taskforce’s immediate initiatives and provide advice on longer-term recommendations. One of the key outputs from the working group is the development of the Under 16 Homelessness - a Policy Framework for Tasmania: Children and young people under 16 who are alone and at risk of or experiencing homelessness. The Framework provides a policy setting to guide our response to children and young people under the age of 16 who are alone and have nowhere safe and stable to live.

The Under 16 Homelessness Working Group is now seeking broader feedback on this important policy setting for children and young people.

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Feedback can be provided via email using the subject title “Under 16 Homelessness consultation” to CYS-DSecDRM@communities.tas.gov.au or by post at:

Deputy Secretary, Children, Youth and Families

GPO Box 65

Hobart, TAS 7001

The closing date is close of business on Friday 16 July 2021.


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