Tag: sibling_contact

March 4, 2014

We wish for every child that they grow up with a healthy sense of themselves as worthwhile and with a strong connection to family, community and culture. How to turn this aspiration into practice for children in care was the question 85 attendees at the Charter Champions’ Forum in November last year set out to…

May 29, 2012

In the context of the Office’s Sibling Contact Inquiry Report, Executive Director of Families SA David Waterford accepted our offer to talk about his own views and some Families SA initiatives. David said: Getting to know and share experiences with siblings is a big part of growing up and important in shaping our identity and…

February 21, 2012

I write this letter fresh from the joy of spending Christmas and New Year with family. This followed the release in mid-December of the report of our inquiry into the significance of siblings and contact with siblings when children are in care.  The link between the two was not lost on me and I thought…

February 21, 2012

Youth Advisory Committee The Youth Advisors now meet as the Youth Advisory Committee and in the past months they have advised on topics such as contact with siblings, Life Story Books, Other Person Guardianship, the ending of relationships with social workers and their experience of using complaints mechanisms. Advocate visits to residential care In the…

July 3, 2011

Siblings are extremely important for children and young people in care and the situations surrounding these relationships are often highly complex.  Who children view as their siblings can differ remarkably from traditional definitions, adding to the complexity faced by people making placement decisions. During 2011 we will inquire: What children in care say about contact with their siblings and…