Tag: rights

May 10, 2017

77 endorsing organisations! 410 Charter Champions! The release of the revised Charter of Rights for Children in Care and the re-endorsement by organisations throughout 2016 and into 2017 has been a great success.  The Department for Community and Social Inclusion (DCSI) is the latest to add its name to a the growing list. . ‘It’s not about the…

October 18, 2016

18 October, 2016 Our Office’s experience talking with Aboriginal children and young people was confirmed in a consultation with young people earlier this year. They told us that the same messages and artwork that appeal to other young people may not connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. ‘ hand drawn images – they are…

June 7, 2016

. 7 June 2016 Ten years on and South Australia’s Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care is getting new face. And endorsing agencies are getting the chance to renew their commitment to the Charter and to children’s rights. From May 2016 the 68 agencies that have endorsed the Charter can revisit their…

May 10, 2016

10 May 2016 For children and young people in care and the people who work directly with them this will mean a slightly different Charter and a completely new range of posters and booklets for teens and pre-teens. For endorsed organisations it is the opportunity to renew their support for the Charter. For Charter Champions…

March 29, 2016

29 March 2016 To accompany the revised Charter of Rights to be tabled in Parliament early this year will be a new set of posters and other materials.  Guardian’s Office Advocates, graphic designers and an Indigenous consultant met with a small group of young Aboriginal people in care in January 2016 to discuss what would…

March 15, 2016

15 March 2016 At the Charter’s launch at the Adelaide Zoo in 2006, then Minister for Families and Communities, Jay Weatherill congratulated the children and young people, carers and professionals whose work created the Charter. Children and young people in care ‘need to know they can expect to be treated well and cared for properly…

March 11, 2016

11 March 2016 Youth justice in South Australia took a significant step forward yesterday with the passage through Parliament of the Youth Justice Administration Bill 2015. Speaking to the Bill, the Hon. Zoe Bettison, Minister for Social Inclusion and Communities, said that the legislation sought to – consolidate all youth justice administrative functions into one clear, concise…

October 9, 2015

As well as speaking with over 30 children and many adult stakeholders about necessary changes to the Charter of Rights, the Guardian invited Charter Champions to have a say via an online survey.  There were many specific observations made by respondents to the survey which you can read in the survey report at the link below. The…