Tag: youth training centre

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…

April 26, 2016

In some households at some times, giving a child time-out in their room may be a good solution.  It makes the parents’ point in a non-violent way and it imposes a modest and temporary penalty.  It allows time for emotions to cool. When the child returns to the family setting, there is the opportunity to…

March 11, 2016

11 March 2016 Youth justice in South Australia took a significant step forward yesterday with the passage through Parliament of the Youth Justice Administration Bill 2015. Speaking to the Bill, the Hon. Zoe Bettison, Minister for Social Inclusion and Communities, said that the legislation sought to – consolidate all youth justice administrative functions into one clear, concise…

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…

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…

October 12, 2012

The rights of young people in juvenile justice detention and the management of the use of psychotropic drugs for vulnerable children were among a wide range of topics discussed at the October meeting of the Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ACCG) in Adelaide this week.  The ACCG promotes children’s rights and participation and ensures the…

September 11, 2012

Independent monitoring of conditions in institutions and residential facilities that house vulnerable people is used as a protective measure against abuses of power. It also serves to improve the quality of care and to make more transparent what is hidden. In 2006 the Office of the Guardian commenced regular visits to residents in the youth…

June 12, 2012

Charter Champions typically have a strong commitment to the rights of children and a belief in the value of a rights-based approach to ensuring their welfare and happiness. Tracy Rafanelli, Program Co-ordinator at Magill Youth Training Centre* is no different.  She says ‘Being a Charter Champion is an opportunity to promote the Charter within Magill and…