How the Office monitors wellbeing

One of the Guardian’s Office functions is to monitor the circumstances of children under guardianship.  It is done in several ways.

Monitoring of residential care

The wellbeing of children and young people in residential care is monitored by Child and Young Person's Visitor

Monitoring of secure care

The Guardian’s Office monitors the wellbeing of children and young people in the two campuses of the Adelaide Youth Training Centre with visits by the Training Centre Visitor.

Audits of annual reviews

Our staff also audit some of the annual reviews for children and young people conducted at Department for Child Protection offices, monitoring the quality of their care and the effectiveness of case planning in meeting their needs.

Our monitoring observations and interventions are organised around the 12 statements in the Monitoring Framework, derived from the Charter of Rights, which encompasses our aspirations for children and young people in care.

Our observations during monitoring sometimes lead us to undertake individual advocacy or to advocate on systemic issues.