Tag: rights

May 8, 2018

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 70 in 2018 and of it’s many grandchildren, the most widely ratified is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). To mark the anniversary, this is the second in the series of short articles about understanding, promoting and safeguarding rights, particularly those…

March 15, 2018

In October 2017, the Guardian provided advice to the Minister for Education and Child Development with reference to bills before State Parliament.  In it she discussed tensions between the child’s right to freedom and self-determination and the need to take appropriate steps to protect a child from danger and to aid their psychological recovery. This advice…

March 13, 2018

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the foundation of international human rights law and just as relevant now as it was when it was created 70 years ago. It represents the recognition that basic rights and fundamental freedoms are inherent to all human beings, whatever their nationality, place of residence, gender, national or ethnic…

February 13, 2018

Following up from Commissioner Nyland’s recommendation #136 in her August 2016 report on child protection systems in South Australia, the Guardian asked CREATE to ask some young people in residential care what they knew about their rights and how they thought that they could be best protected. Here are some of the things they said….

January 30, 2018

With the upcoming South Australian election in mind, this is a great opportunity to reflect on the benefits of having a strong and robust democracy, and highlight what it means for the work of my office. Since I started my role as Guardian last year I have been conscious of what a privilege it is…

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…