Next Tuesday afternoon, October 25, young people with an out-of-home care experience will be consulting with and interviewing key government representatives and child protection sector leaders, to ensure their lived experiences continue to positively impact the lives of tomorrow’s children in care.

The Hour of Power is THE forum for the out-of-home care sector that puts the young people in the driver’s seat! As the November state election looms, this Hour of Power (HOP) gives young people the power to present their views, drawing on their lived experiences, speak up about policy ideas and ask questions directly to politicians.

Presented by CREATE Foundation, with the support of the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare, the 2022 Election HOP features distinguished guests: Hon. Minister Colin Brooks, Minister for Child Protection and Family Services; Minister for Disability, Aging and Carers; Dr Matthew Bach, Shadow Minister for Child Protection and Youth Justice, Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs; Samantha Ratnam, Leader of the Victorian Greens Party; and Fiona Patten, Leader of the Reason Party; Liana Buchan, Principle Commissioner for Children and Young People; Meena Singh, Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People; Deb Tsobaris, CEO, the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

Since 2015 the HOP has been a unique platform to positively impact the direction of the out-of-home care sector. Details: 1-4.30pm Tuesday 25/10/22 at Melbourne Museum Theatre.

CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience (including kinship care, foster care and residential care). CREATE develops policy and research to report on and advocate for a better care system.

For more information please visit the CREATE website at

CREATE acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which we all live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging.

Media representatives RSVP or request comment from CREATE’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms Jacqui Reed, and/or a young person with care experience contact Leigh White, CREATE Media Advisor, via (m) 0431 932 122 or