Category: News

the lastest from the Guardian’s Office

July 10, 2017

10 July 2017 South Australia’s new Guardian for Children and Young People in Care, Penny Wright, starts today.  Penny has had a diverse career working as a lawyer, lecturer, mediator, Tribunal Member and former South Australian Senator. She has a history of working to support human rights and to reduce the number of young people in…

June 1, 2017

1 June 2017 Following the Guardian’s submissions in January and February regarding the Children and Young People (Safety) Bill, the Guardian gave evidence in April to the Legislative Council Select Committee on Statutory Child Protection and Care in South Australia about the Bill. The Office submitted responses to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service…

November 8, 2016

8 November, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #10 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 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…

October 4, 2016

4 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #5 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…

September 26, 2016

26 September, 2016 Children and young people first come into care unprepared, with little notice and sometimes with not much more than the clothes they are wearing. Two young people decided to help.  Ngarrindjeri woman Olivia Brownsey and Wagadagam woman Loyola Wills hit upon the idea of providing overnight bags containing essential items to Aboriginal…

September 19, 2016

19 September, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #3 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…