The Youth Expert Advisory Group (YEAG) ensures the voice and expertise of young people with lived experience inform the service design, implementation, and evaluation of the Better Futures and Home Stretch initiatives.
The importance of the client voice
The Youth Expert Advisory Group (YEAG) was established in 2019 to ensure the voice and expertise of young people with lived experience informed the service design, implementation, and evaluation of the Better Futures and Home Stretch initiatives.
- Young people aged 18-25 with care experience provide advice, feedback, and recommendations to government to inform policy and program development.
- A critical component of the Better Futures governance structure, ensuring young people’s voices are embedded in both policy and practice.
- The YEAG is funded by DFFH and facilitated by CREATE Foundation in partnership with the Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL).
- Provide the voice and expertise of young people with lived experience
- Inform the Better Futures and Home Stretch initiatives
- Improve outcomes for young people transitioning from care
- Change the future – promoting and empowering younger generations.
- Bi-monthly YEAG meetings (both online and in-person)
- Bi-monthly workshops (themes and topics driven by young people)
- Co-facilitate and design state-wide workforce training and Communities of Practice
- Membership of all Better Futures governance groups
- Representation at sector events, activities, and forums
- Advocacy and other fun stuff
YEAG participation opportunity
Recruitment for new member occurs each year. YEAG members are reimbursed for the work they do, gain many new skills, meet new people, and participate in lots of fun opportunities.