Children in BC Government Care Facing Dire Outcomes After Highschool: New Report

A new report published by the Ministry of Children and Family Development has found that children in foster care are disproportionately accessing income assistance upon turning 19, according to an article in the Vancouver Sun:

“Slightly more than half of former foster children who turned 19 between April and September 2013 went onto some form of income assistance within six months of turning 19 and losing their social workers and government support. Of those who turned 19 between April 2012 and March 2013, less than one-third earned a Dogwood high school diploma and not a single one wrote the Grade 12 math exam, says the report.”