Category: Prevention & Strengthening

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

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 and motels is not just economically taxing—it…

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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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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Amplifying Support for Children and 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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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Strengthening Our Support of First Nations People

One way in which we have been working to strengthen our support of First Nations children and young people in foster care has been the implementation of a First Nations…

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Building a Safer Future for Australian Children: Child Protection Week 2023

Child maltreatment is a pervasive issue that casts a long, dark shadow over the lives of countless young Australians. It’s a problem that transcends social, economic, and cultural boundaries, leaving a lasting impact on victims and society as a whole.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
National Child Protection Week 2023

While National Child Protection Week reminds us that every child, in every community, deserves a fair go.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Let’s give parents a fair go too

While National Child Protection Week reminds us that every child, in every community, deserves a fair go, parents must be afforded the same right.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Reimaging the Child Protection System

Recently the child protection system in Victoria was thrown into the spotlight once again, for all the wrong reasons.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Young people in the ACT are at risk of falling through the cracks

Young people who are involved in the youth justice system in the ACT are at risk of falling through the cracks as the ACT Government fails to invest in early intervention service.

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News, Prevention & Strengthening
Putting Families in Brimbank Melton First

Families in the Brimbank Melton community will receive individual support making it easier for them to access services specific to their needs.

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