Tag: Being in care

November 3, 2016

3 November, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #9 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 9, 2015

As well as speaking with over 30 children and many adult stakeholders about necessary changes to the Charter of Rights, the Guardian invited Charter Champions to have a say via an online survey.  There were many specific observations made by respondents to the survey which you can read in the survey report at the link below. The…

February 25, 2014

  I write this letter fresh from the celebration of a new year which, for many of us, is a short holiday and time to take stock.  The brave among us make resolutions. Some people are good far-sighted life planners, others are good at setting bite-sized goals with or without a life plan. Planning for…

February 20, 2014

Six young people from CREATE in Adelaide were joined by two in a phone link-up from Whyalla to discuss the topic of respect.  This was the second in a series of six consultations that the Guardian’s Office will do with young people across the state during 2014. The group was asked as part of the…

January 7, 2014

The final activity at the Charter Champions Forum on November 14 invited groups of Charter Champions to propose a plan to build a sense of identity and belonging with a hypothetical young person.  The scenarios varied widely from group to group but the action plans they produced were very similar in the opportunities and issues…

October 6, 2011

In the 12 months up to June 2011, over 90 children and young people in care completed a short survey on how much they participated in the decisions that effected their lives.  You can read a summary of the results in the PDF of Participation in decisions – survey results.

September 12, 2011

Recently, Families SA invited the Youth Advisors to comment on the development of a new Life Story Book for non-Aboriginal children and young people in care. Families SA currently provides a  Life Story Book for Aboriginal children and young people, which is tailored to the child’s own clan group. Only one of the current five…