CREATE Foundation calls for making it 21 nationally!

Monday, 13th September, 2021, CREATE supports Homestretch Symposium #2, the continued collaborative effort to elevate the voices of children and young people in care, towards the urgently needed implementation of options for support and housing for care leavers to the age of 21 – nationally. In Australia alone, over 44,9061 children did not sleep in […]


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 […]

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 […]

CREATE Supports the Call for a National Approach to Residential Care Crisis

The subject of the Australia’s child protection system has been in the media spotlight this week following ‘Broken Homes’, a very concerning investigation by Four Corners into residential care, and the report by the Feed SBS on the complexity of Australia’s foster care system. Despite 42 inquiries since 1997 and the transfer residential care to […]

CREATE calls for independent monitoring to keep kids safe

CREATE Foundation acknowledges the complexity of keeping children safe, yet is very concerned to hear of any instances of failings to protect a child. As an independent advocate for children and young people in care, CREATE calls for greater commitment by government to independent external monitoring of the system, for all placement types including foster […]

GYOW Report reveals barriers to keeping children safe

  Today CREATE’s Dr Joseph McDowall’s latest research in the area of Transitioning to Independence was released. “CREATE’s Go Your Own Way resource for young people transitioning from care in Australia: An evaluation,” highlights the need for child safety, and the best interests of the young person, taking priority over the need for privacy. The lack […]

Design a better future for young people in care

End the silence. Speak up and Design a Better Future for kids in care   CREATE is calling for an end to the silencing of the most vulnerable members of our community – children and young people in care – through external monitoring of the system designed to protect them. CREATE has been committed to enabling […]