The number of agencies that have endorsed the Charter of Rights has grown to 56, with Nanny SA being the most recent. See the photo below.
The network of Charter Champions also continues to grow, now numbering 183. More than a quarter or them participated in a survey about children’s experiences of moving while in care. The results to the survey questions kick-started on-line conversations. Thanks to all who responded.
The information collected is part of the evidence gathering for the 2013 inquiry about what children say about moving. In the past three months we have also examined 100 case files, interviewed 20 young people and held three focus groups, to understand better the decision making process and the impact of changing placements.
Work on the comic for young people about managing conflict goes ahead with a group of young people from Mount Barker and from CREATE SA giving feedback on the work of the writer and artist. You can read more about this project on page 1.
Another 100 boxes of flashcards about children’s rights have gone to children with disabilities, with the assistance of Disability Services.
The advocacy team have applied their stage make-up for a new video about advocacy on behalf of children. They talked of their experience, some of the rewards and the pitfalls. Look out for it soon.
In the first quarter of 2013, the Office of the Guardian received 36 requests for intervention on behalf of 40 children, audited 47 annual reviews and visited five residential or juvenile justice units.
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