Category: Polls

August 8, 2017

1 August 2017 The Guardian’s Office received 292 requests for intervention in the 12 months to 30 June, 2017. Of those, the Office found that 57 were out of the Guardian’s mandate.[1] The remaining 235 in-mandate enquiries represented 321 individual children.[2]  Of the 235 inquiries: 137 were requests for advocacy 43 were consultations about action…

July 18, 2017

18 July 2017 We dig into the data and comments from our June 2017 Coordination and Collaboration Survey,to see how staff in Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) schools and Department for Child Protection (DCP) workers view the prevalence of coordination and collaboration in their relationship. (1)  C and C occurs… never not normal…

July 4, 2017

4 July 2017 Our thanks to the 384 people from all corners of the child protection system who responded to the Coordination and Collaboration Survey June 2017. Respondents were asked to record their perceptions of a range of important relationships as they experienced them in June 2017 and the extent of change they had noticed…

June 13, 2017

13 June 2017 . Very many organisations have a hand in the well-being of children in the child protection system. Commissioner Nyland in her report on SA’s child protection system, The Life They Deserve, implored those organisations to coordinate and collaborate strongly to achieve the very best outcomes for children. So, how well is that going? Over…

June 13, 2016

It started out as a neutral acronym, a convenient short form of Guardianship of the Minister, which made it’s way into common usage among professionals working with children in care.  We polled professionals and the results are below. Young people in care have told us they don’t like it.  They find it offensive for its negative…

May 24, 2016

  The public poll in which we posed this question opened on 22 May and closed on 30 May 2016. Thanks to the 239 people who responded to the poll and the 19 who left comments. This is how you voted   Here is a summary of the comments: All 19 of the commentators agreed in…