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National Survey 2018

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CREATE’s National Survey 2018 has now closed! A big thank you to all the children and young people who shared their views and experiences with CREATE in order to help shape the out-of-home care system.

We are now busy analysing all the information and will be turning the results into a standard report as well as a version for young people! Launches will be conducted in every state and territory so keep a look out! The first report to be launched which will look at what the children and young people in-care (10-17 years) had to say. For everyone interested in what young people who have left care (18-25 years) had to say, this report will be launched after our in-care report in 2019.

CREATE consults with children and young people all over Australia about a lot of different topics and is always looking for children and young people that want to share their views. If you liked sharing your experiences and would want to be part of other discussions in your state, get in touch with your local CREATE office!

If you are wanting to attend a CREATE National Survey launch event or get your hands on a copy of the reports, contact your local CREATE office to find out how.

A little about the survey

It has now been five years since CREATE’s Report Card ‘Experiencing Out-of-Home Care in Australia: The views of children and young people‘ (McDowall, 2013). This report has been fundamental in promoting the views of children and young people in care and provided a benchmark for performance against the National Standards for Out-of-Home Care (2011), a Priority Project under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020.

CREATE’s National Survey in 2013 (CREATE’s Report Card) presented the views of 1069 children and young people aged 8-17 years. Five years on, we’ve heard from even more children and young people in-care and for the first time we’ve also heard from young people all the way up to 25 about their experiences in out-of-home care.

CREATE’s National Survey 2018 asked questions about eight essential life domains, as identified in the National Standards:

          • Accommodation
          • Health
          • Education
          • Employment
          • Identity
          • Culture
          • Relationships
          • Life Skills and Independence