Category: Latest releases

March 27, 2018

The Productivity Commission’s 2016-17 Report on Government Services (ROGS) helps understanding of how the South Australian Government’s expenditure on child protection has changed and how it compares with other states. Child protection services expenditure in SA per child* has increased significantly from $749 to $1,396 in the period 2013-14 to 2016-17 but the real interest is…

March 20, 2018

This week we look at how perceptions of collaboration and cooperation in child protection differ between government organisations and NGOs. Given that collaboration should occur ‘frequently’ or ‘always’  in no areas did more than half of Government or non-Government respondents report that this was the case. Differences Government respondents almost always perceived much higher levels…

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 26, 2018

          The results from the survey completed in January 2018 show little change from the June 2017 survey in the rate of collaboration and cooperation between workers in Government schools (DECD) and those in the Department for Child Protection (DCP).  However, DCP and DECD workers see things quite differently with DCP…

January 26, 2018

As we spend this day with friends and family, we remember with pride that the original inhabitants of this land are the world’s oldest continuous civilisation. We also reflect with sadness the work that remains to be done so that young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians can take their full and confident place in…

January 23, 2018

For CEO of West Coast Youth and Community Support (WCYCS), Jo Clark, the key to working with young people is listening to what they have to say and then acting on it. ‘By ignoring what young people say we risk undermining their confidence and their willingness to make decisions, making them more passive and more…

December 11, 2017

11 December 2017 This song lyric was offered to one of our advocates for publication by a young woman during a visit to a residential care house.  Thanks to Philip Ellison for the design. This item first appeared in the November 2017 Guardian’s Newsletter which you can download now.

December 5, 2017

5 December 2017 A trial community visitor program for young people in residential care will be prepared by the Guardian’s  Office over the next few months. Commissioner Margaret Nyland’s report, The life they deserve[1], recommended that a community visitors’ scheme be developed for children in residential and emergency care facilities[2]. The laws to enable such…

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…