Category: Info. papers/fact sheets

October 2, 2017

3 October, 2017 The Adelaide Youth Training Centre (AYTC) is housed on two campuses in Cavan, north of the Grand Junction road.  One campus caters for female residents, younger male residents and young people in overnight remand and the other houses older male residents. In 2016-17 there were 887 total admissions accounting for 388 individual…

June 15, 2017

13 June 2017 The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) met on 23 and 24 May in Hobart. The ACCG comprises national, state and territory children and young people commissioners, guardians and advocates. The ACCG is currently focussing on: Promoting children and young people’s engagement and participation Achieving better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander…

May 29, 2017

30 May 2017 In South Australia in 2016, 61.6 per cent of all students in care were enrolled in DECD schools. The Guardian’s latest report Children and Young People in State Care in South Australian Government Schools 2008-2016, is due for release tomorrow.  The report explores how well the state school system is providing for…

October 25, 2016

25 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #8 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

October 10, 2016

10 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #6 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

September 26, 2016

26 September, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #4 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

June 7, 2016

7 June 2016 We have just released our report Children and Young People in State Care in SA Government Schools – 2008-2015 Reading the most recent NAPLAN results, rates of suspension and exclusion, rates of disability and attendance figures together gives a more complete picture of how children and young people in care are doing in the…

May 3, 2016

3 May 2016 One of the Guardian’s Office’s functions is to advocate for children and young people in state care and youth justice detention whose issues are not adequately represented elsewhere. Four issues have consistently dominated requests to the Office for advocacy. They are: unsatisfactory placement lack of participation in decision-making being or feeling unsafe lack…

April 26, 2016

In some households at some times, giving a child time-out in their room may be a good solution.  It makes the parents’ point in a non-violent way and it imposes a modest and temporary penalty.  It allows time for emotions to cool. When the child returns to the family setting, there is the opportunity to…