Tag: post_care

May 24, 2016

  The public poll in which we posed this question opened on 22 May and closed on 30 May 2016. Thanks to the 239 people who responded to the poll and the 19 who left comments. This is how you voted   Here is a summary of the comments: All 19 of the commentators agreed in…

August 26, 2014

It was great news when the State Government announced that there would be no course fees to undertake a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course funded under Skills for All TAFE courses for people under guardianship or formerly under guardianship. Getting tertiary training and qualifications is a proven route to employment that can provide financial…

August 28, 2012

The South Australian Government’s Skills for All program, which was launched by the Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST) on July 1 2012, was especially good news for young people under the guardianship of the Minister.  Under the new arrangements, people from the age of 16 years who were formerly or are…

October 6, 2011

In the 12 months up to June 2011, over 90 children and young people in care completed a short survey on how much they participated in the decisions that effected their lives.  You can read a summary of the results in the PDF of Participation in decisions – survey results.

November 14, 2010

As the 2010 academic year winds down, 80 third-year architecture students at UniSA will be finalising designs that are tailored to the specific needs of young people who are exiting the care system. Lecturer in Architecture, Angelique Edmonds, explains that this year’s design studio exercise is a repeat of last year’s successful and award winning…

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.

June 22, 2010

Children and young people are brought into the care and protection system through no fault of their own and have experienced abuse and neglect. Collectively, it is our responsibility to ensure that each child is provided with care, stability, security and safety to ensure their physical, cultural, emotional and social development. The challenges facing care…

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

For young people in care, turning eighteen can be a huge step.  It can be really exciting but quite scary at the same time. In this post, some of the Guardian’s Youth Advisors answer questions and share their experiences about what it was like to turn eighteen and leave care. What was helpful to you?…