Co-design Training with ADHC (Leaving Care)

Leaving Care postit notes from workshop

Codesign Training: Improving Leaving Care for Young People with Disabilities

The Brief:

At 18 years old, young people within the child protection system need to Leave Care. This can be a challenging time for young people who have grown up under the care of the Minister.

This project for ADHC investigated how might we improve the leaving care experience for young people with disabilities. I delivered a co-design capability program where staff from ADHC and FACS considered this question through a co-design process.


  • An extensive report was delivered showing the research insights, the key opportunity areas and design concepts.


  • Co-design training withNorthern NSW FACS and ADHC staff
  • Design research with young people, workers and carers
  • Co-design workshop with young people, workers and carers
  • Development of report including personas, journey maps and new service concepts.

It gives a way of having a much more meaningful conversation with people and a more innovative way of allowing the possibilities in a problem to be found and to come out with something concrete that will actually last the test of time in terms of its usability
– ADHC Manager – Sticky Design Co-design Training Participant