Endorsing the Charter

When your organisation endorses the Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care, you are agreeing to support and promote the rights set out in the Charter and provide Charter-related resources to your staff and the children and young people in care who you work with.

If your organisation is an agency which operates children’s residential facilities, foster care or kinship care services, and is licensed by the Department for Child Protection, you will need to have endorsed the Charter as part of your licensing application and maintain your endorsement thereafter.

As part of the endorsement, your organisation is required to nominate a Charter Champion for each of your organisation’s sites where children and young people in care live or visit.

For organisations with more than five sites, you are required to have a minimum of one Charter Champion located at your head office, and it is recommended that you have a Charter Champion at each of your sites.

Endorsing the Charter is easy through our online application form.

Please note there are a number of things your organisation will need to do before completing the endorsement application form. Application forms cannot be saved and need to be completed in one attempt. Find out what you need to do prior to submitting your application.

For information about endorsing the Charter, contact Mardy McDonald at Mardy.McDonald2@sa.gov.au.