Everything we do at CREATE is based on our ethos – Connect, Empower, Change. We CONNECT children and young people to each other, CREATE and their community through our clubCREATE membership program. Children and young people have access to connection events and receive birthday cards, magazines, Entering Care Kits and Welcome Packs.
We EMPOWER children and young people to build self-confidence, self-esteem and skills that enable them to have a voice and be heard through programs such as Speak Up, CREATE Your Future, Youth Advisory Groups and Case Worker Training.
We aim to CHANGE the care system in consultation with children and young people, to improve policies, practices, services and increase community awareness. CREATE undertakes various research projects and publishes Report Cards on key issues with the out-of-home sector. Advocacy and consultation opportunities are given to young people so they can share their experiences and be involved in the decisions that impact the Australian child protection system.
What’s the best thing about your state? Being a small jurisdiction allows us opportunities to build, grow and nurture closer relationships with our partners. This enables us to be innovative and creative in the way we advocate and engage with our young people and children.
Our favourite CREATE events are… All of them but if I have to be specific, Speak up training is an exciting process which allows young people to discover their voice and gain an understanding of how to express their views though that voice.
Why should children and young people join CREATE? Joining CREATE helps us represent children and young people’s voices in the best possible way.