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 […]
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, […]
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!
Next Tuesday afternoon, October 25, young people with an out-of-home care experience will be consulting with and interviewing key government representatives and child protection sector leaders, to ensure their lived experiences continue to positively impact the lives of tomorrow’s children in care.
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?”
The 2022 South Australian Child Protection Week Award category “Voice of young people” was recently awarded to Fabian McPhee, CREATE SA Community Facilitator.
Since 2015, Fabian has been dedicated to support amplifying the voices of South Australia’s children and young people with a care experience, within the child protection sector.
Housing Shortage And Lack Of Supports Places Young Care Leavers At Risk. NSW – IT’S TIME TO MAKE IT 21!
Every 18-year-old with a care experience deserves the option to access support and housing to 21. New South Wales remains the only state or territory which has not increased the leaving care to 21, leaving vulnerable young people at risk.
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”.
Following multiple Royal Commissions and inquiries, CREATE is calling for a clear demonstration of focus on implementation of recommendations from previous reports. It is vital to remain committed to keeping children safe – and to this point, CREATE applauds Minister Hildyard’s appointment of Kate Alexander as the independent reviewer in charge of scrutinising the government’s […]