Straight Up is a podcast created for young people with experiences of living in state care. It’s part of the GOM Central Project, created with a group of young care leavers and based on their expertise of the system.
GOM Central is part of Relationship Australia South Australia’s Post Care Support Services, which helps young people from care backgrounds with stuff like grant and housing applications, referrals, counselling, and accessing government records. Call Post Care Support Services on 1800 188 118 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you’re interested in finding out more about the over representation of young people from care or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds in youth detention, here’s a couple articles to read:
Inadequate placement matching causing fear among children and young people in care – Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People 2019
Report finds children in care overrepresented in youth justice – Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People 2019
Young people in state care overrepresented in the youth justice system – Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People 2016
Special thanks to Mary Wellington, Michael Broderick and to the young people who have shared their stories.
This podcast was created on Kaurna and Peramangk Country. We wish to acknowledge the Kaurna and Peramangk peoples, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; their spiritual, physical, emotional, mental and economic connection to the Land and Seas. We acknowledge the original custodians of Australia and in doing so understand that their inherent Cultural and Spiritual beliefs continue to sustain the living People of each region.
GOM Central is funded by the Department of Child Protection, and delivered by Relationships Australia South Australia. Straight Up is produced by Narrative Marketing.