What’s been done June – August 2012

We welcome two additional organisations to the Charter of Rights endorsee group. In late June, Centacare Catholic Country SA and Community Accommodation and Respite Agency (Cara) received their certificates for completing the endorsement process. Congratulations to both organisations. There is a story on Cara’s endorsement on page 5.

The Youth Advisors provided advice on a visiting program for children in care [see p 6] and reviewed the Office’s youth participation strategy.

The Office of the Guardian now has a video to introduce its work. If you haven’t yet seen it, go to our website.

In the second quarter of 2012 the advocates made 14 visits to residential sites and audited 55 annual reviews.

In August, the steering committee for implementation of the Information Sharing Guidelines (ISG) considered the findings from focus groups as part of our review of progress. Thank you to all who participated in the groups.

Also in August, we added to the ISG resources page Early intervention by sharing information – 10 top practice tips, a stripped-down, plain language guide to the major issues and steps in deciding when, what and how to share information.

The flashcards about children’s rights for children with disabilities have proved so popular we have done a second print run and another 300 sets are on their way to more children and young people.

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