Young people’s opportunity for building a confidential, permanent relationship with at least one adult is linked to a positive service experience. Positive experiences, permanence and stability are particularly important for young people with a difficult life situation.
Young people expect meaningful encounters, social reinforcement and a safe atmosphere from the services they receive – their personal counsellors, psychologists, social workers and teaching staff. They help young people build their confidence, a sense of security and a belief in independent coping in their studies, work and life.
The lives of young people transitioning to independent living from the aftercare services of child welfare are also stabilised by long-term, permanent and caring social relationships.