Category: Charter of Rights

May 8, 2018

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 70 in 2018 and of it’s many grandchildren, the most widely ratified is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). To mark the anniversary, this is the second in the series of short articles about understanding, promoting and safeguarding rights, particularly those…

March 13, 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the foundation of international human rights law and just as relevant now as it was when it was created 70 years ago. It represents the recognition that basic rights and fundamental freedoms are inherent to all human beings, whatever their nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic…

February 13, 2018

Following up from Commissioner Nyland’s recommendation #136 in her August 2016 report on child protection systems in South Australia, the Guardian asked CREATE to ask some young people in residential care what they knew about their rights and how they thought that they could be best protected. Here are some of the things they said….

November 28, 2017

28 November 2017 Mission Australia, as a rights-based organisation, found a natural fit with the Charter of Rights says Flexible Learning Option (FLO) Case Manager for Mission Australia, Danielle Stewart. ‘We see a number of young people in care in FLO, but the Charter also appeals to us because the rights are so widely applicable…

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…