The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians’ (ACCG) met in Sydney on 20 and 21 May 2015.
The purpose of the ACCG is to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of strategic advocacy to promote and protect the safety, well-being and rights of children in Australia, particularly the most vulnerable or disadvantaged.
The ACCG welcomed the NSW Advocate for Children & Young People (ACYP), Mr Andrew Johnson, as a new member of ACCG.
Topics discussed included the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children, Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse and implementation of the ACCG’s Model Charter of Rights for Children & Young People Detained in Youth Justice Facilities.
The ACCG Communique from the May 2015 meeting is available for download.