Author: Jake Jackson

News, Prevention & Strengthening
A holistic approach to rising youth offending rates

Recent data reveals a troubling trend in youth crime, with the number of juvenile offenders in Australia rising for the first time in over a decade. The Australian Bureau of…

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CREATE’S Voices in Action Conference

Earlier this year, the CREATE Foundation’s ‘Voices in Action’ conference was held in Adelaide, bringing together over 500 participants, including young people with lived experience of out-of-home care, policymakers, service…

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Event, Volunteer
Something for Everyone

Today we celebrate National Volunteer Week, a week-long celebration and appreciation of the diverse contributions volunteers give to make this world a better place.   It’s an opportunity to celebrate and…

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Event, Indigenous
Now More Than Ever

In a world marked by division and discord, National Reconciliation Week (NRW) serves as a beacon of hope, urging us to strive for unity, understanding and justice. As we embark…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
The Costs of Alternative Care Arrangements Cannot be Ignored. 

Opinion piece by Dr Lisa J. Griffiths  In addressing the profound challenges faced by our most vulnerable children and young people, relying on high-cost emergency accommodations (HCEA’s) such as hotels…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
OzChild’s first Mockingbird Family Constellation

In Australia, there are approximately 9000 foster carers; this equates to roughly around 0.03% of our total population. That means that over 99% of the population has no idea what…

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Foster Care, News, Prevention & Strengthening
A Need for an Overhaul of Child Protection Laws

There have been recent calls for an immediate overhaul of the state’s child protection laws, with thousands of children having been removed from their families in Victoria with no hope…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
A Systematic Approach

In a recent investigation conducted in 2023, researchers delved into the profound effects of environmental conditions on the long-term health and development of children. Entitled ‘The Environment We Shape: Key…

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First Nations, News
National Close the Gap Day: Voyage to Voice, Treaty, Truth and Beyond

Over the past year, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, non-government organisations, communities, and advocates have dedicated immense effort to champion improved outcomes and acknowledgment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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Female Carers Deserve More 

Imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. A world where female carers who…

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Foster Care
10 Reasons to Open Your Heart and Home

Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with love, growth and endless possibilities? Welcome to the world of foster caring! As you open your heart and home to…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Amplifying Support for Young People in Care on World Care Day

World Care Day is not just a day of celebration but a beacon of hope for many children and young people who have experienced life in care. CREATE is amplifying…

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