We are always better together than we are apart
The Children in Care Collective is an interagency think-tank formed in 2016 to share experience, discuss best practice, learn from researchers and policy experts in out of home care and advocate for change.
Members of the Collective are out-of-home care service providers and academic centres from across Australia. Together they provide a unique combination of practitioner and academic wisdom and experience. The Collective uses evidence-based practice, practitioner knowledge, research and the expert knowledge of children and young people themselves to address difficult systemic issues for children and young people with complex needs living in out-of-home care.
The Children in Care Collective fully endorses the call for a National Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children.
The Children in Care Collective acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and honours their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders past, present and emerging.
is made up of the following dedicated organisations
Each logo is linked to the home site of that organisation. Please follow the link to find out more about a particular organisation.