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What We Do

We create a better life for children and young people in care. Everything we do at CREATE is based on our ethos –

Connect to Empower to Change.

Connect

children and young people to each other, CREATE and their community to
Connect

Empower

children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard
Empower

Change

the care system, in consultation with children and young people, through advocacy to improve policies, practices and services, and increase community awareness.
Change

At CREATE we run connection and empowerment programs, to support children and young people with an out-of-home care experience to have their say. The insights shared by these young people informs our advocacy, which is evidence based and driven by research. 

Some of the ways we connect, empower and change are through:

Connect

Connect
Connection Events

Fun-filled days for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience to connect with each other, their carers, siblings and the team at CREATE

clubCREATE

The entry point for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. clubCREATE runs competitions, has magazines and provides a platform for kids and youth to get more involved with CREATE and share their experiences!

Empower

Empower
Speak Up
The 3 level program that allows young people to become youth advocates through becoming a CREATE Young Consultant. Gain confidence, public speaking and leadership skills to help you communicate effectively with a range of people!
CREATE Your Future

CREATE Your Future is targeted at young people beginning their transition from care, with life-skills workshops, grants and resources to help support the transition from care to adulthood

Youth Advisory Groups

Youth Advisory Groups (YAGs) give children and young people a platform to have their say and effect change in the care system. 

Resources and Tools

A collection of resources and tools for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. We want children and young people in care to be informed and empowered. 

Voices in Action Podcast

A platform for young people to have their say on issues that are important to them. 

The Ability Project

Transition to independence programs tailored to young people living with a disability. 

Change

Change
Research

A collection of CREATE’s research reports, collaborative reports and consultations, driven by the voices of young people and used to inform our systemic advocacy positions. 

Advocacy

Our Advocacy priorities, activites, position papers and submissions – what we are changing in the care system. 

Hour of Power

An event for young people to have their say in an Hour of Power, speaking directly with decision makers. 

Conferences

The Voices in Action conference is held by CREATE every 2 years – the next conference will take place in 2022 in Adelaide.