Category: Charter of Rights

June 6, 2017

6 June 2017 Record keeping can be seen as just another chore, the domain of archivists concerned with keywords and disposal schedules or a tedious administrative task for overworked caseworkers. But for people who have spent a significant portion of their life in the care of institutions, official records can assume a huge significance as…

May 10, 2017

77 endorsing organisations! 410 Charter Champions! The release of the revised Charter of Rights for Children in Care and the re-endorsement by organisations throughout 2016 and into 2017 has been a great success.  The Department for Community and Social Inclusion (DCSI) is the latest to add its name to a the growing list. . ‘It’s not about the…

March 6, 2017

6 March, 2017 ‘When Bruno Rocca approached the Guardian’s Office a few months ago the Intensive Placement Services team were already providing Oogs and some other of the Guardian’s materials to the children coming into emergency care,’ said Charter of Rights Coordinator Nicole Pilkington. ‘He was looking for a way to streamline the process to make…

October 21, 2016

21 October, 2016 The South Australian Parliament has passed legislation establishing the role of Commissioner for Children and Young People and setting out how it will co-ordinate its work with the Guardian for Children and Young People, the Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee and a newly established Child Development Council. The Bill passed the…

October 18, 2016

18 October, 2016 Our Office’s experience talking with Aboriginal children and young people was confirmed in a consultation with young people earlier this year. They told us that the same messages and artwork that appeal to other young people may not connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. ‘ hand drawn images – they are…

September 2, 2016

. 2 September 2016 This edition of the Guardian’s Quarterly Newsletter features: > The story of Ngarrindjeri  woman Olivia Brownsey and Wagadagam woman Loyola Wills and their project to provide overnight bags containing essential items to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people coming into emergency care. > How new posters promoting the Charter…

June 7, 2016

. 7 June 2016 Ten years on and South Australia’s Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care is getting new face. And endorsing agencies are getting the chance to renew their commitment to the Charter and to children’s rights. From May 2016 the 68 agencies that have endorsed the Charter can revisit their…

May 10, 2016

10 May 2016 For children and young people in care and the people who work directly with them this will mean a slightly different Charter and a completely new range of posters and booklets for teens and pre-teens. For endorsed organisations it is the opportunity to renew their support for the Charter. For Charter Champions…

March 29, 2016

29 March 2016 To accompany the revised Charter of Rights to be tabled in Parliament early this year will be a new set of posters and other materials.  Guardian’s Office Advocates, graphic designers and an Indigenous consultant met with a small group of young Aboriginal people in care in January 2016 to discuss what would…

March 15, 2016

15 March 2016 At the Charter’s launch at the Adelaide Zoo in 2006, then Minister for Families and Communities, Jay Weatherill congratulated the children and young people, carers and professionals whose work created the Charter. Children and young people in care ‘need to know they can expect to be treated well and cared for properly…