Tag: youth_advisors

January 7, 2014

Starting January 2014, the Guardian’s Office will be actively reaching out to a broader range of young people.  The Guardian will be partnering with organisations to speak with young people from different ages, locations and cultural backgrounds. Muggy’s (Salvation Army), Time for Kids, Metropolitan Aboriginal Youth and Family Services, Key Assets, and Create Foundation will…

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…

September 12, 2011

Recently, Families SA invited the Youth Advisors to comment on the development of a new Life Story Book for non-Aboriginal children and young people in care. Families SA currently provides a  Life Story Book for Aboriginal children and young people, which is tailored to the child’s own clan group. Only one of the current five…

January 21, 2011

Welcome to new Youth Advisor, Thomas Manning.  Thomas joins the other four Youth Advisors who provide advice to the Guardian and raise issues affecting children and young people in care. Thomas was  in care since age 12 and has experienced a number of placements and a period of independent living.   He recently graduated very successfully from…

November 16, 2010

The Office has joined the consultation on the 2010 update of South Australia’s Strategic Plan to propose this target specific to children in care: Exceed the Australian average for wellbeing of children and young people in out of home care, as indicated by educational achievement, stability and successful transition to adulthood. We are also supporting…

August 28, 2010

Everybody says ‘if you want to get anywhere, you’ve got to get an education’. And we know that people are telling us we need to go to school. The Charter of Rights says we have the right to a good education and to get extra support for special education needs and extra support for students with disabilities….

May 20, 2010

The Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care affirms children and young people’s right to develop their talents and interests, like sport or art. When there are lots of other important things to sort out or when everyone is busy, remembering to help a young person to either start or maintain their…

February 27, 2010

Youth Advisor Sara Bann presents ‘How Australian Kids See the World’ to the Prime Minister as part of this year’s Australia Day celebrations.  The book, produced by the Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians,  commemorates  20 years of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child with quotations and artwork gathered from children around Australia.