Queensland Government’s Review of the Residential Care System

Do you want to get involved in improving the residential care system in QLD? Here is your chance  The Queensland Government has announced a review into the residential care system. In the past few months, there have been concerns about the conditions of young people living in residential care and the increasing number of young […]

Jasmine Snaps That Stigma

Jasmine is a proud First Nations woman who came into the care system at the age of 9.  Jasmine is currently 22 years old and her biggest passion in life is to work with Children and Young People that went through similar situations to her and snapping the stigma of growing up in care.  Jasmine […]

NAIDOC Week 2023

What a busy week across the country celebrating NAIDOC Week and the theme For Our Elders. NAIDOC week engagement activity in WA: we learned to weave a totem with Sharyn Egan at WA Museum and had a brilliant time! We celebrated with our #feetoncountry Gadigal Gubbu Gubbi Yuggera and Turrbal Ngunnawal Kombumerri It was a cold […]

June Advocacy Wrap up

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare released its Child Protection Australia Report for 2021-2022.   Key data in relation to out-of-home-care includes:       Nationally, as at 30 June 2022:  45,400 children were in out-of-home care.  19,400 were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children (57 per 1,000 Indigenous children).  Around 90% of children were in home-based […]

Kareema Snaps that Stigma

I snapped that stigma of being in care by never letting my experiences define what I can and can’t do. I took every opportunity given to me, asked questions about things I was entitled to and made sure I knew my rights. My experience made me want to make sure that other children in care […]

Invasion Day

This post contains information around the 26th January and maybe upsetting for some people to read. We acknowledge that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal land, we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and elders past, present and emerging. We pay respects and acknowledge the continuation of […]

Christmas with Tee, part 2

HEY GUYS, Its TEE again, one of your YP Influencing Committee Representatives and a Young Consultant here at CREATE foundation. I’ve got some DIY gift ideas here for our younger readers.  Tee Candy cane sleighs Make it as a gift or you CANE use as a cool way to dress up your gift! (See what […]

Christmas with Young Consultant, Tee

HEY GUYS, Its TEE, one of your YP Influencing Committee Representatives and a Young Consultant here at CREATE Foundation. For those of you who don’t know me, here are some fun facts. I love baking. I am currently studying Psychology at uni. I’m fluent in 3 languages. I like to speak a lot, lucky last […]

National Child Protection Week 2022 Wrap Up

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 […]