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Research and Publications

Announcement: CREATE's new report launches May 25

CREATE’s new report, Transitioning to Adulthood from Out-of-Home Care: Independence or Interdependence? will be available for download here following our launch event on May 25. To register to come along to the launch event, click here. 

CREATE National Survey, 2018 Young Person Version
Young Person's Version

Out-of-Home Care in Australia: Children and Young People’s Views After Five Years of National Standards Report

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. The results were compiled into our new report, Out-of-Home Care in Australia: Children and Young People’s Views After Five Years of National Standards. This report is a follow up to CREATE’s 2013 Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The Views of Children and Young People report and to the Government’s 2015 survey using the National Standards. This 2018 report looks at the state of the care system now, and compares the findings to those in the 2013 and 2015 reports.

Click here to download a copy of the report. 

For an easy snapshot of our findings, click on the links below to view infographics of some of our key findings.

You can check out the young person’s version of the report here too. 

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