CREATE’s July Advocacy Wrap Up

Here at CREATE, our aim is to create meaningful change for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. One of the primary powerhouses for change in our organisation is our Influencing Committee. This committee brings together all of our business areas (Policy, Marketing, Media, Operations and of course, young people!) to discuss HOW […]

Gus talks COVID-19 with the kids, for the kids!

Do you have question about the cororonavirus? Take a look at our cartoon series “Gus talks COVID-19 with kids, for kids!” where Gus the Gorilla explains what coronavirus is and what it can mean for kids in care. We’ve released two new episodes of Gus Talks! See them below: Gus Talks: Mindfulness! Gus Talks: Staying […]

COVID-19 Update

Please note this page was last updated 23/07/2021 Want to know more about the COVID-19 vaccines?  One of the best ways to protect yourself and the community against the spread of COVID-19 is to register for the vaccine! To find out more about eligibility and the types of vaccines, as well as where to go […]


The latest independent survey of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience will be released on Tuesday 25th May, 2021. For 20 years, CREATE Foundation has informed government and the child protection sector through independent consultations and research with children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (i.e., foster, kinship or residential […]

South Australia’s Hour of Power

Our South Australian team held their first Hour of Power (HOP) event on International Care Day to consider the experiences of children and young people in care and discuss important issues including sibling connection and cultural identity. CREATE Young Consultants led the event, joined by a panel of industry leaders within child protection. To read […]

International Women’s Day 2021 – #ChooseToChallenge

Each year International Women’s Day seeks out and celebrates women’s achievements. We asked some of our wonderful CREATE Young Consultants to reflect on this year’s theme #ChooseToChallenge and what it means for them. Here’s what our Young Consultants had to say: Tasha As a woman with an out-of-home care background, the 2021 International Women’s day theme “Challenge […]

CREATE Foundation’s Statement on Youth Justice in the Media

CREATE believes that the recent announcement of tough new action to target repeat youth offenders in Queensland does not address the causes of youth crime or the complex support needs that young people require. Further investment in employment, education, mental health, and causes of disadvantage are crucial to make a real impact on the causes […]

21 Reasons to #MakeIt21

The benefits of supporting young people in care until they are 21 are clear, with plenty of evidence to support increasing the leaving age (CREATE, 2019; Deloitte Access Economics, 2016; McDowall, 2020). With the Victorian Government’s ground-breaking announcement extending the age of care to 21, and Western Australia’s Labor government pre-election commitment to make the HomeStretch […]