Tag: mental_health

October 10, 2016

10 October, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #6 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

June 11, 2013

In mid-February 2012, the Guardian published a report on The Unmet Need in Mental Health Services for Children and Young People in Care  based on a 2011 audit of 60 case files of children and young people in care which is available for download The audit uncovered some examples of very good practice but it…

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…

May 25, 2012

The Office’s report on a case file audit to assess unmet need for mental health services among children and young people in care was released on 16 February.  Discussion has commenced with agencies affected by the findings. The report on the wellbeing of children and young people in care for 2010-11 was released on 26…

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…

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.

May 20, 2010

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care affirms children and young people’s right to develop their talents and interests, like sport or art. When there are lots of other important things to sort out or when everyone is busy, remembering to help a young person to either start or maintain their…