CREATE has been working for many years with LGBTQIA+ children and young people with a care experience. We want to see a care system that is respectful of diversity, and actively inclusive of the LGBTIQ+ community.
CREATE was a passionate supported of ‘YES’ campaign in the National Same Sex Marriage Survey in 2017 and continues to advocate that all children and young people are supported in their identity and surrounded by people who support them.
“Regardless of how we all voted, overwhelmingly a resounding YES vote to marriage equality happened this morning. Many tears have been shed and for those affected directly their lives will change”. Jacqui Reed, CEO CREATE
LGBTQIA+ young people have told CREATE they can sometimes face challenges they face regarding their identity whilst in care. One issues identified is that carers and workers do not always have the knowledge or skills to properly support LGBTQIA young people in the care. Our CREATE team in Victoria have develop a video and associated poster resource to assist those supporting and caring for LGBTQIA children and young people, check these resources!