Drop the stigma & embrace our stories instead! WORLD CARE DAY 2023

Today CREATE invites you to celebrate the global community of 4.4 Million* children (approximately) aged up to 17 years who could be living in care this World Care Day – the world’s biggest celebration of children with a lived experience in out-of-home care. This year’s theme is: ‘Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover, Embrace […]

Meet Jackie. #snapthatstigma

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At CREATE we want to show the variety and diversity of experiences held by young people with a care experience. Our snap that stigma campaign focuses on breaking the cycle of prejudgement and showing that there is no typical “kid in care”. It’s also about showing that children and young people in care can overcome […]

Sonja speaks out against the stigma of having a care experience

Sonja is a CREATE Young Consultant from South Australia with a drive to change the out-of-home care system. Like many children and young people with a care experience, she’s experienced the stigma of being a young person with a care experience. We asked Sonja some questions about stigma as part of our #snapthatstigma campaign. Tell […]

Meet Young Consultant Maryanne

Maryanne with her Son

In February Maryanne and Jay, CREATE Young Consultants from Northern Queensland, spoke at the National Indigenous Youth Empowerment Summit in Cairns. Maryanne and Jay did a fantastic job presenting their experiences of transitioning from care to adulthood and stressed the importance of cultural connection throughout this process. We recently interviewed Maryanne for our clubCREATE magazines, […]

Miriel – showing why her past cannot define her

Do you know what the typical kid in care looks like? Do you know what their interests are or what experiences they have gone through? The truth is that there’s no typical kid in care. We can read statistics or stories in the media about what children and young people in care face, but you […]

Jackson Taylor MP – From being in care to representing his community

Like 45,800 children and young people in Australia right now, Jackson Taylor spent time in the care system. Now he’s a politician representing Bayswater in Victoria as a state MP, and he’s using his political platform to inspire and encourage young people to get their voices heard. Jackson took time out of his busy schedule […]

One clubCREATE member’s story on bullying

For our clubCREATE magazine we often call out for our readers to submit stories and poems for competitions. We receive stories that are everything from lighthearted sci-fi tales, to spooky poems. However, sometimes we receive stories where our clubCREATE members have drawn on real-life experiences to share important messages. In our December clubCREATE magazine, we […]