Tag: Magill_YTC

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…

November 5, 2009

This photo is just one of the dozens of remarkable images created by the residents of Magill Youth Training Centre in September. Photographer and tutor Jeremy Watson said the images, produced after only a few hours of tuition and practice, were as good as those produced by some of his other students over many days…

June 8, 2009

The axing of a new youth detention facility in the State Budget had condemned hundreds of young South Australians each year, some as young as 10, to spend their days in the grim decrepit confines of Magill Youth Training Centre. Many will spend their nights on a mattress on a single wooden bunk in a…

March 14, 2008

In July 2007 the South Australian Guardian for Children and Young People commissioned the Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia to conduct a review of programmes available to young people in secure custody. The report was completed in January 2008. There had been no independent review of programmes in secure custody, although…

March 30, 2007

Among other statutory functions the Guardian for Children and Young People acts as an advocate for the interests of children under the guardianship, or in the custody, of the Minister for Families and Communities.  This includes young people in the secure care centres.  It is in this capacity that the following submission is made. This…