Street Address: Cnr Cooyong and Scotts Crossing, (Club 12/25 building), Civic Square ACT 2601
Postal Address: PO Box 603, Civic Square ACT 2608
Contact Number: (02) 6232 2409 or 1800 655 105
Meet the CREATE ACT Team
Hi everyone, my name is Julia. I have been in this role for almost one year now – and have had a great time meeting many amazing people! One of my favourite parts of this role is when I have been with Young People– talking to Carers or to Caseworkers or to Politicians about their experiences – and seeing those people really listen! I have also been lucky enough to go swimming, played laser skirmish – and tried to juggle! I am often in the office, so please drop in if you would like to know more about CREATE programs!
We’d like to welcome Erin to the ACT team! Erin comes to us with loads of experience working in residential care and youth centres in ACT.
Likes: sports, music, tattoos & piercings
Dislikes: spiders & rude peopleDrop in and say G’day!
Hi my name is Laura, and I’ve just started work at Create as the Community Facilitator!
My interest for many years has been in assisting people with access to information and skills so they feel empowered to make their own informed decisions. Helping give voice to people who might not often be heard is something I am passionate about. I am looking forward to connecting young people in Canberra, and particularly excited about the Create Your Future workshops that we will be running!
Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care
The Charter of Rights sets out the rights of all children and young people in care in this state. The Charter talks about what you can expect from people who look after you and work with you while you are in care. If you feel like your rights are not being met, you should talk to an adult you trust like your carer or caseworker, or call the numbers listed on the Charter of Rights. You could also try calling CREATE in your state on 1800 655 105 to talk about your options. Some useful links:
- (Under 6 yrs) http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/102987/charter_of_rights_0-6yo.pdf
- (7-12 yrs) http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/102998/charter_of_rights_7-12yo.pdf
- (13-18 yrs) http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/103055/charter_of_rights_13-18yo.pdf
State Round Up
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CREATE recently held a pool party at Big Splash! We had a lovely warm day and over 50 people enjoyed the BBQ, slides and pool. We asked:
What was your favourite thing about today’s pool party?
This is what you said:
‘Seeing everyone have fun and I didn’t get sunburnt!’
‘Going on all the amazing slides!’ 8 years
It was just EPIC!
‘Children enjoying themselves – it is beautiful – even my husband is having a ball!’ Carer
‘It allows kids to have fun and to interact with others who are in a similar situation to them. On a lighter note –really loved the slides and generally mucking around. Wonderful Create people to look after us.’
We love the below photo of ACT Young People having a 'ball' at CREATE Your Future!
Below is a photo from our recent Child Protection Week Event. We partnered with Aikido to deliver personal safety training. It was a great day and the participants are now empowered to recognise and respond to dangerous situations.
“James* went to the self-defence session on Saturday morning and loved it. The instructors certainly kept his attention and I'm amazed at how much he learned and has remembered. Thanks very much for all of the great things you organise”
*Not his real name