Category: Submissions and reports

December 8, 2016

8 December, 2016 During 2015-16, the Senior Advocate of the Office attended 152 annual reviews to sample how children in care are faring overall, to learn how effectively the reviews are being done, and, in some cases, to advocate for children. Although the sample is not random and comprised only 6% of the children and young…

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…

April 5, 2016

. 5 April 2016 The quality of a child protection system depends not only on the budget allocated but how that budget is spent. See how South Australia performs compared to other states in what we spend and how we spend it in our handy analysis of the child protection data from the Productivity Commission Report on…

February 18, 2016

18 February 2016 The 2014-15 Guardian’s Annual Report was tabled in late October, followed by the release of the Year in Review. The report on what we learnt about the circumstances for children under guardianship of the Minister from the 2014-15 audit of annual reviews was released in September.  This report is a good indication…

November 17, 2015

2014-15 in Review – Aiming to do better for children in state care is a concise summary of the year for South Australia’s children and young people in care as seen through the work of the Guardian’s Office. It is based on material which originally appeared in the Guardian’s Annual Report for 2014-15. it is available for…

November 16, 2015

On Wednesday 16 September the Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion, asked the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs to inquire into and report on the educational opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The Guardian’s submission to that inquiry is now available on our website.