Tag: health

February 14, 2013

Commissioned in August 2012, the Review of Non-Hospital Based Services led by Warren McCann looked at the performance and outcomes of 235 individual non-hospital based services across South Australia’s metropolitan Local Health Networks. The Guardian’s response to the review of non-hospital based services in January 2013 considers the impact on child and youth primary health care…

June 12, 2012

Last year our Office audited 60 case files from five Families SA offices to determine the unmet need for mental health services for children and young people in care.  A 2010 consultation with mental health professionals had suggested that the mental health needs of young people in care were not always being met. The audit…

August 20, 2010

An across-government policy initiative, Rapid Response was developed to ensure that children and young people under the guardianship of the Minister received the health, education, welfare, housing and disability services to which they were entitled. An evaluation report released in June 2010 reports that the five-year persistence with Rapid Response has paid off with greatly…

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.

April 15, 2010

The Guardian for Children and Young People monitors the circumstances of children under the guardianship, or in the custody, of the Minister for Families and Communities. The feedback and findings of monitoring activities are reported directly to the agencies involved and to the Minister. The Report on the wellbeing of children and young people in…

September 14, 2009

It is required by law in South Australia that there will be a review at least once in each year of the circumstances of each child under the guardianship of the Minister until the child attains 18 years of age (Children’s Protection Act 1993, Section 52 [1]).  The review panel, which is convened by Families…

August 30, 2009

[link to CAMHS model of care] This submission, made in August 2009, has been edited from the original to remove references to specific sections of the mental health consultation paper and clauses that may have identified individuals.

May 11, 2009

  Most children and young people who come into care need assistance in achieving or sustaining mental health. This is hardly surprising given the high likelihood of early childhood trauma. The level of need and assistance required will vary but the key to successful intervention is timeliness and appropriateness to need.   We have become…

February 17, 2009

I travel the state between September and December each year to ask agencies and workers how well the care system is working for children and young people. The information I collect is the basis of further discussions with key agencies and a report to the Minister. My thanks to the 295 people I met at…

August 26, 2008

It is required by law in South Australia that there will be a review at least once in each year of the circumstances of each child under the guardianship of the Minister until the child attains 18 years of age (Children’s Protection Act 1993, Section 52 [1]). The review panel, which is convened by Families…