Tag: love

June 20, 2016

20 June 2016 I write this with rich memories of the Easter long weekend and what I did with my children. When it comes to holidays, my family has traditions. We have family gatherings, we share meals and we celebrate. Life with my children revolves around sport. We play it. We watch it. So, over…

February 9, 2015

9 February 2015 Many children coming into care will do so carrying the burden of traumatic experiences yet sometimes they reject the very warm, supportive and predictable relationships that adults caring for them are only too willing to offer. This article, written by Advocate Sarah Bishop who has made a study of developmental trauma, looks…

July 3, 2011

Siblings are extremely important for children and young people in care and the situations surrounding these relationships are often highly complex.  Who children view as their siblings can differ remarkably from traditional definitions, adding to the complexity faced by people making placement decisions. During 2011 we will inquire: What children in care say about contact with their siblings and…

November 13, 2008

In 2005, a group of South Australian children and young people in care selected 37 important rights to go into their Charter of Rights. When the Office of the Guardian came to distil the essence of these rights into a few succinct quality statements for it’s monitoring framework, one of the last to be added…

May 26, 2006

Today, I am going to talk about some of the things we can do to equip children and young people in the care system for when they leave our care. In doing so, I am going to begin by referring to a particular section of the Children’s Protection (Miscellaneous) Act 2005, Section 3 part B,…