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Children and young people with a care experience are more vulnerable to change than their peers in the broader community.
CREATE responds to state and federal government inquiries on issues affecting children and young people in out-of-home care by developing submissions. CREATE submissions include the views expressed by children and young people during CREATE consultations and research, and provides governments and others an important opportunity to hear from those who experience the system firsthand.
In addition to written submissions, CREATE may also seek the support of CREATE Young Consultants to further inform inquiries through their participation and direct input at public hearings and or meetings with representatives from the inquiring agencies.
CREATE submissions are a tool to affect change by increasing awareness among those with the power to direct change. Government inquiries often relate to proposed changes to the laws governing child protection, systemic reviews to improve policy and practice or more specific issues related to particular elements of care, such as residential care.
CREATE has made submissions to the:
- Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
- Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry
- NSW Government Child Protection Legislative Reform
- Legislative Reform Project, Amendments to the Child, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997 Discussion Paper (Tasmania)
CREATE has produced Royal Commission submissions (please click on the links to download):
Submissions to Senate committees 2015
CREATE has produced one submission and one consultation report for the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry (QCPCI). Please click on the links to download CREATE’s work. For QCPCI publications, click here.
CREATE consulted with young people about the NSW Government Discussion Paper Child Protection: Legislative reform Legislative proposals Strengthening parental capacity, accountability and outcomes for children and young people in State care, 22 November 2012. Click here to access all of the publications
Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Out-of-Home Care 2014 (please click on the link to download)
Response to the Tasmanian Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997 proposed amendments and discussion paper (please click on the link to download)
CREATE Foundation thanks the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (the Committee) for the opportunity to respond to the inquiry into Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren. CREATE commends the Committee for encouraging discussion on this important issue.