Tag Archives: Home Stretch
An easy win for Queensland’s...October 27, 2020 By Paul McDonald23 October 2020 With the Queensland election rushing up to meet us, there is a simple reform that could be life changing – and even life-saving – for the state’s most vulnerable young people. Adopting this single measure would not only reposition the sunshine state as a leader rather than a laggard in … Continue reading "An easy win for Queensland’s major parties to improve young lives"
Queensland major parties turn...October 27, 2020 MEDIA RELEASETuesday 27 October 2020 Queensland’s major parties have so far ignored an opportunity in the lead-up to the election to give the most vulnerable young people in state care a better start to their adult lives, leaving the state out of step with most of the country, national Home Stretch Chair Paul McDonald said … Continue reading "Queensland major parties turn their backs on the state’s most vulnerable young people as election looms"
Voices in Action – the CREATE...September 22, 2020 September 2020 Earlier this year CREATE Foundation commenced a series of Podcasts giving a platform to children and young people in care to speak about their care experience. In each episode we hear from three CREATE Young Consultants with different experiences of transitioning from care to adulthood. As they revisit their experience of ‘growing up’, … Continue reading "Voices in Action – the CREATE Foundation Podcasts"
Foster Care Week highlights need...September 17, 2020 Wednesday 16 September 2020 The devastating effects of COVID-19 on the employment prospects of young people has heightened the need for state governments to universally extend foster care to the age of 21 across the country, Home Stretch Chair Paul McDonald said today during national Foster Care Week. The Home Stretch campaign represents hundreds of … Continue reading "Foster Care Week highlights need to extend care for our most vulnerable as COVID-19 continues to bite"
Supporting care-leavers during a...September 8, 2020 September 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has had a dramatic impact on life for a child in out-of-home care. Furthermore, the flow-on effects to the education, employment and the housing sectors will make it increasingly difficult for a young person to make a positive start to adult life after exiting state care. Now more than ever, … Continue reading "Supporting care-leavers during a Pandemic – how has your State or Territory responded to COVID-19?"
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