Children in Care CollectiveCommunicating Joint Positions

The Collective have been working on a communication strategy to improve communication with our partners (state, territory and Federal Departments, Ministers of Parliament and their support staff), oversight agencies and with the community. By providing input and feedback on various discussion papers and reports, the Collective is shaping their identity and ‘shared voice’.


The Collective has provided input and comment on the following

Publishing identifying information – children in care | Response to FACS
Shaping a better Child Protection System – Discussion Paper
Royal Commission
Response to the consultation paper on Civil Litigation | Recommendations from the Royal Commission
Community Services Ministers
Community Services Ministers’ Meeting Communiqué, August 2017
Tasmanian Government Discussion Paper Series
A Future Program for Family Based Care, Out of Home Care Foundations Project

Home Stretch sign up

The Children in Care Collective is committed to better supporting young people when they leave the out-of-home care system. In November, the Collective signed up to support the NSW Home Stretch call to action.

Home Stretch is a campaign backed by many organisations who believe the out-of-home care system should support vulnerable youth until they are 21 years old, rather than ending formal care arrangements at the age of 18 years. The Collective fully endorses this position.

Raise the age of criminal responsibility

The Children in Care Collective supports the call on the Australian Council of Attorneys-General by the Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 years of age to the internationally recognised standard of 14 years.