Tag: transitioning_from_care

November 25, 2016

25 November, 2016 Themes from Nyland  #14 The team from the Guardian’s office have analysed the 850 pages and 260 recommendations from The life they deserve: Child Protection Systems Royal Commission Report[1].  We have extracted some themes and priorities to allow us to critique the government’s response, judge the improvements over time and to shape…

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…

September 10, 2013

A young woman we have been working with on a project here at the Office of the Guardian is setting up house, for the second time.  The first attempt didn’t work out and she lost most of the few household goods she had bought. The Transition to Independent Living Allowance of $1500 was spent the…

November 11, 2011

Children’s Commissioners and Guardians from around Australia had their latest twice-yearly gathering in Sydney on 7 and 8 November. The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) promotes children’s rights and participation and ensures the best interests of children are considered in public policy and program development across Australia. Topics at the meeting included social inclusion,…

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.

September 5, 2011

Last month I participated in a seminar on sustainable housing for young people leaving care.  What struck me at the time was how far we have come in the past six years with better programs and services, commitment and responsiveness. I have no doubt that we are doing better at smoothing the transition to independence…

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…

September 28, 2010

South Australia’s three universities combined with the Office of the Guardian again this year to update a brochure to encourage young people under, or recently under, guardianship to think about going to university. The brochure describes a range of options for uni entry, ways of funding study, the variety of courses available and some real-life stories…