Tag: care_standards

August 25, 2016

New indicators to be rolled out by the Guardian’s Office in the last quarter of 2016 will  strengthen and sharpen the focus on Aboriginal[1] culture and community connection in its monitoring of residential care. In her report last week The Life They Deserve, Commissioner Margaret Nyland recognised the over-representation of Aboriginal young people in the…

March 31, 2015

. . Thirty-five young people under, or previously under, the the guardianship of the Minister gave their views of the child protection system in a consultation with the Child Protection Systems Royal Commission on the afternoon of 25 March 2015.  The young people were invited to work through a series of scenarios involving an imaginary family and their…

March 12, 2013

Endorsing the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care is now more straightforward and efficient with the introduction of the Guardian’s Office online Charter endorsing tool. Organisations looking to endorse can enter the tool and browse around to find out what endorsement is all about.  They can leave and come back as…

November 16, 2010

The Office has joined the consultation on the 2010 update of South Australia’s Strategic Plan to propose this target specific to children in care: Exceed the Australian average for wellbeing of children and young people in out of home care, as indicated by educational achievement, stability and successful transition to adulthood. We are also supporting…

November 11, 2010

Working in human services is rewarding and challenging, and child protection every bit so. I was reminded of this during Child Protection Week when I listened to Justice Robyn Layton talk of the need to combine practice supported by evidence of effectiveness, with personalised and individualised service. This requires a high level of skill and…

September 27, 2010

The Department of Families and Communities’ consultation on directions in alternative care closed on September 3. You can now read the Office of the Guardian’s Response to Directions for alternative care in PDF on the website. [ddownload id=”5302″ style=”button” button=”black” text=”Download the Guardian’s Response”]

August 24, 2010

I have been in the position of Guardian for almost six years, short by many standards but long enough to know the challenges and pit-falls. Many times I teeter on the edge of lowering my expectations of what can be provided to children to match my knowledge of what is there. I caught myself doing…

August 12, 2010

Families SA has released its Summary response to the Guardian’s report on the Wellbeing of Children and Young People in Care in South Australia 2008-09 .  This addresses issues raised in the Guardian’s  Report on the Wellbeing of Children and Young People in South Australia for 2008-09 published in April 2010.

August 3, 2010

In the What makes a good foster carer? fact sheet, the Office’s Youth Advisors give their views on the qualities of a good foster care placement.