CREATE supports children and young people in out-of-home care by listening to what they have to say and by helping them inform governments and other organisations about their experiences in care to help improve the children protection system.
We do this through our mission to connect, to empower, to change.
We empower children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard through our empowerment programs, Speak Up, YAGs, CYF and more.
We change the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices, and services, and increase community awareness.
We have 8 advocacy priorities from our Strategic Plan:
Our progress towards ensuring support to 21 in terms of extended placements.
A majority of states in Australia have transition supports in place to 25.
Our Annual Reviews provide an overview of our impact and achievements over the past 12 months, as well as providing an update on our strategic plan goals. Take a look at the Annual Reviews for 2020 and years prior below.
This year CREATE reflects on our achievements throughout the 2019/20 Financial Year, including how we were able to pivot and rise to the challenges presented due to COVID-19 and the bushfires.