CREATE’s new report, Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence? is now available.
CREATE has released a new report entitled Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence? This report dives into some of the big issues faced by young people transitioning from care including housing, education, youth justice involvement and leaving care planning. Following on from our previous research our latest report investigates what has changed in the last 10 years for young people leaving care in Australia – what’s gotten worse, what’s improved, and what is the same. Our findings? We need to rethink the idea of “leaving care” altogether if we are to see a meaningful improvement in the lives of young people leaving care around Australia.
To learn more about our report launch and to download our media kit, head here.
To watch the webinar launch, head here.
McDowall, J. J. (2021). Extending out-of-home care support to 21 throughout Australia. Parity, 34(1), 4–5.
This booklet profiles conversations with young people regarding the Third Action Plan (2015-2018) of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. The National Framework was put together by the Australian Government and all state and territory Governments, to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. CREATE partnered with the National Children’s Commissioner to talk with young people around Australia about a range of issues, including support for young parents and support for young people transitioning from care to adulthood.
This publication showcases some of the positive outcomes achieved under the ACT’s five year out of home care strategy. A Step Up for Our Kids – One Step Can Make a Lifetime of Difference. The focus is on highlighting the voices of those with lived experience of the child protection system.