Tag: advocacy

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…

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…

August 28, 2015

Guardian Pam Simmons presented a Charter of Rights endorsement certificate to a gathering of Re-Engage staff and Board members at a meeting on the 19th of August. Re-Engage provides a range of programs and services across Adelaide and in Mt Gambier to assist young people to reconnect to education, employment and the community. If you’d like…

July 2, 2013

  In a new video advocates Amanda, Melissa and Jodie share some of their insights and experience with the many people, of all ages and roles, who strive to make sure that the voice of a young person in care is heard. If you would like to consider issues about advocacy for young people in…

April 16, 2013

In the Office of the Guardian we get many opportunities to advocate on behalf of children and young people and it is a very rewarding part of our work.  ‘Doing it right’ though doesn’t always mean achieving the change the child wants but it means completing the advocacy with stronger relationships and the child or…

May 19, 2011

The skill and persistence of an advocate is an important way to ensure that the voice of a young person in care is heard and their rights are addressed. The new fact sheet Individual advocacy and the Charter of Rights contains information, examples and additional resources for advocates focussing on what is involved and how the Charter can…