Tag: secure custody

June 26, 2017

26 June 2017 The oversight of the South Australia’s Youth Training Centre will be energised by the Australian Government’s ratification of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT). This coincides with work in South Australia on Youth Justice Administration Act 2016 initiatives such as…

November 15, 2016

15 November, 2016 Young people in care are much more likely than their age peers to be involved with the youth justice system and a recent analysis by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)[1] has demonstrated exactly to what extent. Of the 30,402 young people involved in the child protection system or under…

October 13, 2016

13 October, 2016 The year 2015-16 saw the number of South Australian children under care and guardianship-to-18 orders increase by 324 or 12 per cent since June 2015. .Also increased was the proportion of children in care of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage from 29.4 to 32.8 per cent and the proportion in kinship care from 37.6…

February 23, 2016

The just-released Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Report Young people in child protection and under youth justice supervision 2013–14 has confirmed the concerning trend that young people who are in state care are much more likely to enter youth justice detention. Data from the participating states* shows:. young people who were the subject of a care…

October 9, 2015

The Guardian’s submission and evidence given to the Legislative Council Inquiry into Access to the Education System for Students with Disabilities is now available. In important ways, children in care are the same as other children – they have ability, strength, ‘regular’ insecurities and they want to be treated the same. However, they do face more obstacles:…

September 2, 2014

In July, the Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) released a Model Charter of Rights for Children and Young People Detained in Youth Justice Facilities. The model charter is based on international agreements to which Australia is a signatory, and provides children and young people in custody with an easy to understand guide to their…

July 7, 2014

Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) today released a Model Charter of Rights for Children and Young People Detained in Youth Justice Facilities. The model charter is based on international agreements to which Australia is a signatory, and is designed to provide children and young people in custody with an easy to understand guide to…

June 24, 2014

I’d recommend this to other young people – even older people. It doesn’t just have to be about offending it could be about a range of things like relationships and drug use and so on. This comment is from one young graduate of the PLUS+ program being run at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre by…