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Voices in Action - Create Conference

Voices in action - nothing about us, without us

This year Carer KaFE will be sending 6 lucky statutory kinship carers and accredited foster carers to the Voices in Action Conference run by Create Foundation. The conference theme ‘Nothing About Us, Without Us’ sums up perfectly what children and young people tell CREATE – that too often their voices are overlooked when what they want is a strong voice in the system, especially considering the system exists for their benefit. 

The Voices in Action conference is a unique opportunity to elevate the voices of children and young people – because without the insight of these young leaders our out-of-home care systems in Australia won’t be effective.

The conference is from Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th November 2019 at the Melbourne Zoo.

Your ticket will be covered by Carer KaFE. 

This year's topics include:

  • It’s my life and I won’t be pushed around: Creating the best outcomes for young people by demonstrating how to break through the complexity of including their voices in the decision making process. As part of this discussion, we will look at how information about children and young people in care can be managed with sensitivity and respect.
  • Where do I go now?: How we can best support young people leaving care to improve outcomes, including a focus on providing the option for young people to be supported by the care system past the age of 18.
  • Listen to me when something’s not right: Following on from the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, we will explore how the complaints process for children and young people in care needs to be improved so that we learn from the lessons of the past.

For more information on the Voices in Action conference please visit the website.

Congratulations to our 6 finalists who we will be sending to the Voices in Action Conference in Melbourne! We will be sending Suezanne Cheng, Jesse & Petra Hinch, Amy Croxford, Donna Boehl, and Michelle Lindsay. We hope you have an amazing time! 

 

 

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