December Advocacy Wrap Up

Hi there and thanks for reading our advocacy wrap up for December. We’ve got lots to update you on around our submissions, consultations, and research papers. Submissions We’ve recently completed submissions to the Government in South Australia on the child protection system there as well reflections of First Nations young people on the use of […]

October-November Advocacy Wrap Up

Hi there and thanks for reading our advocacy wrap up for October and November. We’ve got lots to update you on from New South Wales and Queensland around #makeit21 and our Hour of Power session in Victoria ahead of their state election in late November. NSW Made it 21 First of all, the NSW Government, […]

CREATE APPLAUDS HISTORIC MOMENT AS NSW GOV MAKES IT 21!

The New South Wales Government’s announcement today of extending care and supports to 21 is being applauded by CREATE Foundation as having significant potential to positively impact the life outcomes of the nation’s largest care population. The years between 18-21 are pivotal in any young person’s life, and in particular, amongst the most vulnerable. CREATE […]

Hour of Power in Victoria

CREATE in Victoria held another successful Hour of Power (HOP), providing young people with an out-of-home care experience the opportunity to interview key government representatives and child protection sector leaders, about what is important to them leading into the state election. This HOP empowered young people to use their voices to advocate for change. CREATE Young Consultants Nakita, […]

VIC YOUNG PEOPLE’S HOUR OF POWER TODAY!

Tuesday, October 25, young people with an out-of-home care experience will be consulting with and interviewing key government representatives and child protector sector leaders, to ensure their lived experiences continue to positively impact the lives of tomorrow’s children in care. Lived experience sharing has become a key influence where community change is needed most and the “Hour of Power” is THE forum for the care sector, putting young people in the driver’s seat!

NSW community calls for a response from NSW gov on “Why not make it 21 NSW?”

When NSW young people with a care experience turn 18, they have no option to remain in their care placement and often become homeless in the first year of transitioning from care. Leaving home shouldn’t be a one-way exit door and the community is now calling for a response from the NSW Government to the question, “Why not make it 21 in NSW?”

Child Protection Week Celebration In Cairns

Tonight, CREATE Foundation, the peak consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with a care experience is hosting a very special dinner event in Cairns.

This year is the first time CREATE has hosted a dinner in Cairns celebrating National Child Protection Week and the 2022 theme is “Every child, in every community, needs a fair go”.

August Advocacy Wrap Up

Hello – thank you for reading CREATE Foundation’s advocacy wrap up for August. We’ve got a bunch of updates about how we are consulting with young people on issues that are important to them, advocating to governments at the state and federal level, and planning big changes in the out of home care sector that […]