Our podcast is a platform for young people to talk about a range of issues that are important to them as we support them to connect, feel empowered, and create positive change in the care system.
The podcast covers issues from extending care, to cultural identity, participating, and the stigma that can come with being a “foster kid” or a child in care. We hear directly from young people as they share their views and provide insights for reforms.
The issues discussed in the Voices in Action Podcast affect young people in out-of-home-care all around Australia. While each state and territory is different, a universal theme from young people is that support should be extended beyond the age of 18.
CREATE is calling for all states and territories to provide an option whereby the provision of care can be extended to young people until the age of 21. Click here to read our Position Paper.
For more information on cultural identity, you can check out SNAICC, or take a look at our Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care.
Read the report Supported Out-of-Home Care Placement to 21 in Queensland and let us know your thoughts. To download the poster resource, click here.
Last year CREATE held a consultation with young people in South Australia. A majority of young people felt that support past the age of 18 would be beneficial.
In 2018, CREATE conducted the largest ever independent survey of children and young people with a care experience, surveying 1275 children and young people about their experiences in the out-of-home care system.
For more information on cultural identity, you can check out SNAICC here, or take a look at our Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care.
To view all of our resources, head here.