Government plan for residential care children welcomed

Wednesday 26th Mar, 2014

Taking Care of Youth - Herald Sun, 25 March, 2014

The Tee Up for Kids Foundation on Tuesday 25th March welcomed the Victorian government’s plan to improve the lives of young people in residential care in Victoria.

The report Out-of-Home Care: A Five Year Plan was released today by the Minister for Community Services, The Hon Mary Wooldridge.

She said the young people were “the most troubled and highly traumatised group in our community”.

The Tee Up for Kids Foundation, known as the golfer’s charity, is focussed solely on helping these children with their educational needs.

Foundation President, Ian McPherson, said the government’s plan was a very important step in giving a future to ‘our most vulnerable children’.

“These are the children that most people do not see in our society because their plight in life is not publicised or well known until it comes to a traumatic situation which attracts publicity. The government is to be commended for its initiative,” he said.

Golfers play three golf events throughout the year to raise funds for the education needs of the children, including a Corporate Charity Challenge at Riversdale, the Geoff Ogilvy Golf Challenge and the Stacey Keating Golf Challenge.

Currently more than 40 children are supported by the Foundation for their educational needs.