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 […]

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 […]

Harmony Week – Everyone Belongs

From 15 to 21 March this year Australians will celebrate cultural diversity during Harmony Week. The message for the week is everyone belongs. Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for everyone, regardless of cultural or linguistic background – topics that are close to our hearts at CREATE. From the oldest continuous culture of our […]

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 […]

Meet Your new Influencing Committee members!

We are delighted to introduce you to Emily and Adina, the two new Young Consultant representatives on our Influencing Committee. Both of these young women are passionate about creating change in the care system and we are so excited to have them as part of the committee. The Influencing Committee come together every month to […]

Top Apps for Young People in Care

There’s an app for almost everything these days – including for young people in care! There are actually a whole bunch of apps that can help you find your feet, organise your files or even transition from care. Here are our top picks – if you know an app we should include let us know! […]

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 […]

Let’s hear from Young Consultant Terry

Terry is an awesome CREATE Young Consultant, who has gone on to achieve amazing things! We talked to Terry about his experiences with CREATE, his job and his goals for the future.  So Terry you’ve been pretty influential in your time at CREATE over the years. Can you tell us about some of the things […]