Research and Publications

Announcement: CREATE has launched a new report

CREATE’s new report, Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence? is now available.

Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence? 

CREATE has released a new report entitled Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence? This report dives into some of the big issues faced by young people transitioning from care including housing, education, youth justice involvement and leaving care planning. Following on from our previous research our latest report investigates what has changed in the last 10 years for young people leaving care in Australia – what’s gotten worse, what’s improved, and what is the same. Our findings? We need to rethink the idea of “leaving care” altogether if we are to see a meaningful improvement in the lives of young people leaving care around Australia.

To learn more about our report launch and to download our media kit, head here. 

To watch the webinar launch, head here. 

We spoke to some of our awesome Young Consultants about their experiences leaving care, and the topics in the report that were meaningful to them. Hear their stories in this video below 

Take a look at our reports below

Research Articles

CREATE research articles are aimed at informing the broader public, as well as service providers, about the issues affecting children and young people in care. We are committed to advancing the body of knowledge and evidence regarding the experiences of children and young people in the care system.

Collaborative Reports

Talking with Young People about the National Framework

This booklet profiles conversations with young people regarding the Third Action Plan (2015-2018) of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. The National Framework was put together by the Australian Government and all state and territory Governments, to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. CREATE partnered with the National Children’s Commissioner to talk with young people around Australia about a range of issues, including support for young parents and support for young people transitioning from care to adulthood.

Stepping Up for Our Kids

This publication showcases some of the positive outcomes achieved under the ACT’s five year out of home care strategy. A Step Up for Our Kids – One Step Can Make a Lifetime of Difference. The focus is on highlighting the voices of those with lived experience of the child protection system.

Check out our other resources and publications