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 […]

Child Protection Week Celebration In Cairns

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”.

CREATE Calls for Urgent Change to Protect SA Children in Care!

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 […]

NSW New Minister, New Secretary, New Hope?

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 […]

No New South Wales Young Person In Care Should Exit Care To Homelessness

There are 15,8951 NSW children and young people in out-of-home care and 3,000 will exit care annually, with 1000 of these care leavers experiencing homelessness within the first year. CREATE is calling on the Perrottet Government to listen to the voices of young care leavers who say that the current system is failing them. The […]

No Young Person Should Be Without A Safe Place To Live – Homelessness Week 2022

During National Homelessness Week (August 1-7) you are invited to amplify the conversation around the urgent need to ensure young people with a care experience have access to safe housing and supports. With no shortage of evidence on the need for young care leavers to have the option to access safe and suitable housing, data […]