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Applications for the DCJ Youth Consult for Change Program are now open!

Have you experienced out-of-home care? Would you like to lead, influence and give advice about how we can make the out-of-home care system better for children and young people in care? Applications for the Youth Consult for Change program are now OPEN!

The Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (NSW) (AbSec)

AbSec is recognised as the peak NSW Aboriginal organisation to providing child protection and out-of-home care policy advice and supporting the Aboriginal Community Controlled (ACCO) Sector to deliver for Aboriginal children, families and communities. AbSec is also responsible for building capacity of the Aboriginal disability NGO sector so that people with disability have choice in the type of services and supports they access. ph: 02 9559 5299

NSW Advocate for Children and Young People

The Advocate works to improve the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people in NSW. The Advocate speaks up for children and young people to ensure that their rights are respected and their points of view heard by adult decision makers. We engage with the children and young people of NSW and listen to their feedback and input. ph: 02 9248 0970

NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian

The job of the Children’s Guardian is to improve out-of-home care services and make sure your rights are respected. ph: 02 8219 3600

CREATE Foundation

CREATE Foundation is the national peak consumer body for children and young people with an out-of-home care experience. They represent the voices of over 43,000 children and young people currently in care, and those who have transitioned from care up to the age of 25. CREATE Foundation’s vision is that all children and young people with a care experience reach their full potential. Their mission is to create a better life for children and young people in care.

CREATE Foundation achieve their mission by facilitating a variety of programs and services for children and young people in care and developing policy and research to advocate for a better care system. Ask about clubCREATE for kids in care. ph:1800 655 105

Youth Action

Youth Action is the peak body for young people and youth services in NSW. Youth Action work towards a society where all young people are valued, engaged and supported. Youth Action engages young people to raise their voices on the issues that matter the most to them. They support the youth sector, run consultations with young people, and advocate on their behalf. ph: 02 8354 3700