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 […]
Each year National Child Protection Week aims to engage, educate and empower Australians to understand the complexity of child abuse and neglect and work together to prevent it. The 2022 theme was Every Child, in every community, needs a fair go. To treat of all Australia’s children fairly, we need to make sure every family […]
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.
Minister Natasha Maclaren-Jones, NSW Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Disability Services and Mr Michael Tidball, Secretary, NSW Department Communities met with CREATE representatives and not only listened to young people with interest, but also agreed to engage further with young people through upcoming Youth Advisory Groups, facilitated by CREATE. Minister Maclaren-Jones and Mr Tidball […]
What Evidence On Support To 21 Can NSW Gov. Not See? Support Is Needed For Young People To Transition Confidently
In 2022, the NSW Premier vowed to review foster care, with respect to the foster carer allowance. Many foster carers rely on receiving this extra allowance to contribute towards expenses of housing and caring for a young person and since NSW is the only jurisdiction which does not give the option for housing and supports […]
CREATE believes young people are the experts of their own lives and that their voices count the most when it comes to changing the system. Hear Our Voice provides a forum for a panel of Young Consultants to share their experiences and ideas about what young people in care need to feel supported by case […]