Tag: child-sensitive records

June 6, 2017

6 June 2017 Record keeping can be seen as just another chore, the domain of archivists concerned with keywords and disposal schedules or a tedious administrative task for overworked caseworkers. But for people who have spent a significant portion of their life in the care of institutions, official records can assume a huge significance as…

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…

February 9, 2010

Implementation of the Information Sharing Guidelines is going well with Nunkuwarrin Yunti, DECS, DFC, SA Health and UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide in the training and induction phase for staff.  The second stage agencies, Australian Red Cross, Centacare and the government agencies under the umbrella of the Department of Justice, are preparing their procedures. The Guardian’s 2008-09 Annual Report was…

November 14, 2008

This checklist can help workers and their agencies ensure that case records and reports produced about a child or young person are child-centred and child-sensitive. It is based on what young people have told the Office of the Guardian  about what information they think should be recorded and how it should be recorded. The  Child-sensitive records checklist can…