Hey, have you got some free time on your hands?
Get involved with CREATE Foundation!
CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. CREATE aims to support the well-being of young people in care and young care leavers.
CREATE is all about getting the voice of young people out there and creating social change! Specifically, they are all about improving the overall out-of-home care experience and transitioning period for all young people. Additionally, CREATE is focused on speaking out about much needed change within the Australian child welfare system. This includes putting together a bunch of academic research and reports and holding an annual conference. What’s more, Youth advocacy is always at the centre of CREATE’s work.
“At CREATE, we believe that to improve the care system, we need to listen to the people who have experienced the system firsthand. This is why youth participation is the foundation of our advocacy. Everything we do is shaped by the voices of children and young people with a care experience” – https://create.org.au/ CREATE has formed together a diverse and inclusive community. It is a safe and open-minded space for young people to have a voice. Check out CREATE’s Facebook page for updates on their current projects and events. There’s always something happening: https://www.facebook.com/CREATEfnd/
CREATE also has a bunch of workshops and programs designed for young people, including:
- Speak Up training
- Create Your Future workshops
- Youth Advisory groups
- Case Worker training.
Excitingly, care leavers are provided with the opportunity to act as young consultants within the CREATE team! All you need to do is join in on some Speak Up training. The training is free and made up of 3 practical team-work sessions. Followed by a fun bonding day, often out in nature. Young Consultants can be any young adult, under the age of 25, who has lived experience of care.
CREATE is always welcoming new young people to get on board and participate in their events and programs! If you’re interested or have a pal who might want to join in, get in contact with CREATE, or visit and say hi – pop into their office in the city!
Address: 28 North Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (08) 8212 8898