Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians’ May 2015 meeting

Member of the ACCG in Sydney on 20 and 21 May 2015
At the meeting were, L_R, Australian Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell, Interim Principal Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission, Steve Armitage, SA Guardian for Children and Young People, Pam Simmons, NT Children’s Commissioner, Colleen Gwynne, ACT Commissioner for Children, Alasdair Roy, Trish Heath (for the WA Children’s Commissioner), NSW Advocate for Children, Andrew Johnson, Tasmanain Commissioner for Children, Mark Morissey, Victorian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children, Andrew Jackomos

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.

download button

(c) 2021 Guardian for Children and Young People. Terms & Privacy Policy.

We acknowledge and respect Aboriginal People as the traditional owners
and custodians of the land we live and work on, their living culture and their unique role in the life of South Australia.