Often, young people in state care have difficulties adapting to everyday life once they leave the child protection state system. They often lack the necessary independent living skills, emotional stability, and vocational qualifications needed to navigate the labour market successfully. Many struggle with unemployment, financial difficulties, and even homelessness.
To address these issues, it is vital to provide them with stability, which includes access to reference persons who can offer guidance and mentorship. Equipping them with the skills to live independently, manage personal and financial assets, and secure independent housing is essential. Additionally, offering vocational training, employment opportunities, and support for enhancing social skills, health, and psychological well-being can help them build a more promising future. These young adults also require specialised understanding and acceptance from professionals to strengthen their self-esteem and personal autonomy as they transition into adulthood.